Her Own Worth — Negotiations of Subjectivity in the Life Narrative of a Female Labourer

Koskinen-Koivisto, Eerika
Title: Her Own Worth — Negotiations of Subjectivity in the Life Narrative of a Female Labourer
Authors: Koskinen-Koivisto, Eerika (Author)
Product number: 9789522226099
Product form: Paperback
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Publ. product code: 1363576
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Ethnologica 16
Edition: 2014
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 215
Product family: History
Studia Fennica Ethnologica
Library classification: 49.2 Suomen ja suomalais-ugrilaisten kansojen kansatiede
National Library's descriptors: naiset, työväenluokka, työläiset, työ, työelämä, sukupuoli, yhteiskuntaluokat, sosiaalinen muutos, kulttuurin muutos, yhteiskunnallinen muutos, elämänhistoria, henkilöhistoria, muistitieto, mikrohistoria, Koskinen, Elsa
Key words: working class, gender, Life history, Modernization, identification
This book opens up a window on the life of a female labourer who lived and worked in a small ironworks village in central Finland. Her life touches upon many of the core aspects of 20th-century social change in Finland: increasing educational opportunities, social mobility, the emergence of new technologies and the transformation of gender roles. The research focuses on experiences related to gender, class and work, and on the changes occurring in these aspects of life.

The research material consists of life-narrative interviews charting a process during which the author of this study engaged in an intergenerational dialogue with an elderly woman born in 1927 who is also her grandmother. The research stands at the crossroads of ethnology, folklore studies as well as social, micro and oral history.