Experiencing and Encountering Impoverishment in Nineteenth-Century Finland
Frigren, P., Hemminki, T., & Nummela, I. (2017). Experiencing and Encountering Impoverishment in Nineteenth-Century Finland. Journal of Finnish Studies, 20(1), 5-37.
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The nineteenth century in Finland was characterized by significant societal changes. Since 1809 a Grand Duchy of imperial Russia, Finland began to transform from an early modern society of estates to a modern civic society. The end of the nineteenth century was characterized by significant economic growth. Despite this general development, for many people this era signaled impoverishment and downward mobility that affected even the next generations. A fresh look at the economic threats on various societal layers is called for. In this theme issue we are concerned with socially varying dimensions of destitution, its manifestations, and the ways in which it was experienced and repelled. We explore the manifold and fruitful sources available, some of which are as yet little explored, while others afford novel approaches to the history of poverty.
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