‘Singing acts’ from the deep North: critical perspectives on northern exotics, contemporary ethnic music and language preservation in Sámi communities

@inproceedings{Ridanp2016SingingAF,
  title={‘Singing acts’ from the deep North: critical perspectives on northern exotics, contemporary ethnic music and language preservation in S{\'a}mi communities},
  author={Juha Ridanp{\"a}{\"a}},
  year={2016}
}
  • Juha Ridanpää
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • This paper discusses the relationship of northernness and performances of contemporary ethnic popular music, within the context of critical geography and postcolonial theory. The focus is on the Sami ethnic minorities of northern Finland. The North of Finland, ‘nature-Finland’, is understood here as an imaginative region which over the course of several centuries has been constituted through various forms of stereotyping, mystifying, exoticising and othering of Sami minorities in accordance… CONTINUE READING

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