Publication
Title
A visual essay of everyday life at the Finnish-Russian border after (and before?) the Iron Curtain
Author
Abstract
Everyday life at the Finnish-Russian border has undergone significant changes in recent years. The development of neighbourly relations and the growth of cross-border traffic and interaction, which began after the collapse of the Soviet Union, have been disrupted by border crossing restrictions and closures, a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's attack into Ukraine. This visual essay provides an account of everyday life on the border over the past 15 years through my personal experiences and observations as a border scholar. The selected visual images illustrate how the material and social landscape, as well as people's experiences and agency (including my own), transform at the Finnish-Russian border in response to the shifting political climate and changing border policies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Visual studies. - Basingstoke, 2002, currens
Publication
Abingdon : Taylor & francis ltd , 2024
ISSN
1472-586X [print]
1472-5878 [online]
DOI
10.1080/1472586X.2024.2305109
Volume/pages
(2024) , 9 p.
ISI
001150659100001
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 26.01.2025
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
Borders and Borderlands Revisited: A Visual and Mixed-method Study of Liminal Spaces and 'In Situ' Experiences
Publication type
Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.03.2024
Last edited 09.04.2024
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