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dc.contributor.authorHiltunen, Kaisa
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-15T09:25:42Z
dc.date.available2019-11-15T09:25:42Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationHiltunen, K. (2019). Exotic and Primitive Lapland : Othering in The Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973). <i>Nordlit</i>, (42), 85-102. <a href="https://doi.org/10.7557/13.5006" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.7557/13.5006</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33560968
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66397
dc.description.abstractThis article contributes to postcolonial cultural criticism by analyzing how since the 1920s, Lapland and its residents have been portrayed as exotic Others in Finnish feature films that are set in Lapland. The roots of the othering of Lapland go back to the nationalist aspirations of the Finns. The geographical distance of the northern region has bred mental distance, because of which Lapland has remained a source of exoticism for filmmakers, who almost invariably come from the South. Lapland can be seen as Finland’s spatial and cultural Other, an “internal Other” (Jansson 2003). This article asks what kind of strategies of othering are used in Rauni Mollberg’s film The Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973), which is the extreme example of othering among films that are set in Lapland. The film is based on Timo K. Mukka’s novel of the same name and it caused a sensation to contemporary audiences because of its harsh and naturalistic way of depicting life in a poor northern village in the late 1940s. The article analyzes the cinematic techniques and style that are used to represent the characters as primitive, over-sexed and uncivilized. It also places The Earth Is a Sinful Song in a continuum of ‘Lapland films’, showing that othering has taken many forms both before and after it.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsø
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNordlit
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.othersuomalainen elokuva
dc.subject.otherLappi
dc.subject.otherLappi-elokuvat
dc.subject.othertoinen
dc.subject.otherFinnish cinema
dc.subject.otherLapland
dc.subject.otherLapland films
dc.subject.otherthe Other
dc.subject.otherothering
dc.subject.otherexoticism
dc.subject.otherThe Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973)
dc.titleExotic and Primitive Lapland : Othering in The Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973)
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201911154898
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTaidekasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineArt Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.type.coarhttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_2df8fbb1
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange85-102
dc.relation.issn0809-1668
dc.relation.numberinseries42
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2019 Kaisa Hiltunen
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber308521
dc.subject.ysoelokuvatutkimus
dc.subject.ysoeksotiikka
dc.subject.ysolappilaiset
dc.subject.ysotoiseus
dc.subject.ysoelokuvat
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27571
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3015
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p13511
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11114
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1235
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.7557/13.5006
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderResearch Council of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiahanke, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Project, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland project ‘Crossing Borders — Artistic Practices in Performing and Narrating Belonging’ (SA308521) .
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