Transnational death: practices of death and remembrance in the transnational everyday on the Finnish-Russian border

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025

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This interdisciplinary project combines the research traditions of transnational migration, everyday life, memory and death studies. As a fundamental event, death highlights those silenced and invisible cultural and social bonds and fractures that attach or separate people to and from places and communities. Through the prism of death the project explores how identities are negotiated in death practices and how different actors shape them through various regulations as well as by memory politics.
The case study examines the practicalities and meanings of death in the daily lives of Russian speakers in the border area between Finland and Russia. The materials consist of interviews with migrants and officials, participant observations and media materials, historical documents, popular culture artifacts and an inventory of public places of memory in border areas. The research contributes to the current debate on human worth, conviviality and belonging.

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Academy of Finland

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Time period

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025

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