Red memoirs from a ’black time’ in Finland : radical working class reminiscences of the 1920s and 30s

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dc.contributor.author Peltonen, Ulla-Maija en_US
dc.contributor.editor Rentola, Kimmo en_US
dc.contributor.editor Saarela, Tauno en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-19T06:48:03Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-22T11:20:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-19T06:48:03Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-06-22T11:20:38Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Communism : national & international, s. 273-298 en
dc.identifier.isbn 951-710-079-5 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0081-6493 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10224/4804
dc.description.abstract In clarifying the culture of contestation in the memoirs, I examine manifestations of power and resistance which appear in memoirs depicting the 1920s and 30s. The themes of these memoirs are 1) narratives from childhood, experiences of 1918, motives for participation in the labour movement; 2) narratives of open resistance, that is, descriptions of public demonstrations on May Day, Red Day or Anti- War Day (August 1), on the Three L’s Day (Lenin, Luxemburg, Liebknecht), of demonstrations against the death penalty as well as other public demonstrations, on International Youth Day and Women’s Day, for example. Public resistance is also reflected in stories of job strikes and prison strikes organized by political prisoners, the singing of labour songs as well as the display of the colour red or Red symbolism; 3) narratives of covert resistance, circumvention of the law or opposition to it, which were expressed in descriptions of May Day or other labour movement holiday celebrations in Hämeenlinna and Tammisaari prisons, the holding of illegal meetings during such general celebrations as name days, birthdays, weddings and engagement parties, the distribution of banned literature or flyers, jokes and humour as well as the humming or whistling of labour songs; 4) narratives of power which are found in descriptions of the working climate, of unemployment, of the black lists kepts by employers, and of violence and house searches carried out by the police. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Finnish Historical Society en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Studia historica;58 en_US
dc.subject communists en
dc.subject oral history en
dc.subject worker's movement en
dc.subject memoirs en
dc.title Red memoirs from a ’black time’ in Finland : radical working class reminiscences of the 1920s and 30s en
dc.type Book Article en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi 431 en
dc.creator.corporateName Kulttuurien tutkimuksen laitos fi
dc.creator.corporateName Institute for Cultural Research en
dc.creator.corporateName Kulturforskning, Institutionen för sv
dc.subject.ysa muistitieto en
dc.subject.ysa kommunistit en
dc.subject.ysa 1930-luku en
dc.subject.ysa 1920-luku en
dc.subject.ysa työväenliike en
dc.subject.ysa muistelmat en
dc.identifier.ainekoodi 4312 en

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