Migrants Living off the Forests

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Interacting Communities. Studies on some Aspects of Migration and Urban Ethnology. The Fourth Finnish-Hungarian Symposium on Ethnology. Veszprém - Budpest, August 24-31, 1992, Budapest 1993, p. 153-167

Title: Migrants Living off the Forests
Author: Snellman, Hanna
Date: 1993
Language: en
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10224/4559
Abstract: While writing my thesis on floating in Finnish Lapland, I was amazed to discover that the first floating workers' dwellings built in Lapland bore very little resemblance to the local rural buildings. Knowing that forestry had been - especially in its early days when virgin resource areas had to be found - an international industry, I started looking for parallels in the camp architecture of other areas. In my paper I will first take a general look at forestry in the northern regions with particular reference to migration, and then debate the question of how the migratory character of the forest industry was reflected in the material culture of forest work, especially the dwellings of forest workers.
Description: Also published in the book The Road Taken
Subject: migration
floating workers
Lapland


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