Tiina Heikkilä (translation by Salli Hakola)

The future of work is not precarization but polarization

Work is always undergoing changes; the big turning point currently is polarization, the ever-growing divide between people in the labor market. Precarization is not actually the prevailing phenomenon, and, in fact, most workers remain in stable, full-time jobs. Polarization means […]

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Ville Vuolanto (translation by Tiia Tikka)

The historicity of childhood and the history of childhood

The claim that the concept of childhood did not exist in the Middle Ages caused troublesome interpretations in the historical studies during 1970s. Family relations were seen as a great transformation from a lack of love and emotional commitment into […]

Salla Atkins, Lieve Vanleeuw, Pedroso Nhassengo

Happy Christmas, you have tuberculosis!

Christmas – or Xmas, Hanukkah, end of year – or the festive season – is a time globally of holidays. When in Nordic countries we celebrate light after darkness, with family, during a short leave over the holidays, in Southern […]

Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen (translation by Salli Hakola)

Solving climate change: three fallacies

Tiina Heikkilä (translation by Heli Luosujärvi)

Collecting data threatens our freedom if we are not careful

 According to Couldry, we are living during a datafication, where the importance and capitalistic value of data is increasing in all sectors of the society. The concentration of data controlling creates conditions for the birth of unprecedented concentrations of power. Regardless, […]


Available: A smart, committed and competent senior employee

A dilemma frames the life of the modern 55-year-old: can I ever retire and, on the other hand, if I get fired now will anyone hire me again. During the last ten years the employment rate of people approaching the […]

Timo Harjuniemi (translation by Veli-Pekka Ketola)

In communicative capitalism everything is ”content”

Communicative capitalism forces the political energy to produce added value. In its logic the most important act is to consume the endless content stream of communication platforms and take part in producing content. While communicative capitalism has increased the amount […]

Reetta Eiranen (translation by Tiia Tikka)

Emotional ties were the fuel for the national ideology

The members of the Tengström circle were close to each other as spouses, as friends, as siblings and as colleagues. In which ways have these relationships been important to the nationalistic ideology they shared? How have the close personal relations […]

Tiina Heikkilä (translation by Veli-Pekka Ketola)

Difficulty to touch can isolate from others

Positive touch memories carry social and emotional capital. Those with a positive relationship to touching are affectively privileged, observes postdoctoral research fellow Marjo Kolehmainen. Touching between Finns is scant and often unnatural. The reason for this is searched in the […]

David M. Turner

Disability and Political Activism in the British Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution is often seen in disability studies as a time of increasing marginalization for disabled people. However, the emerging labour movement also allowed some disabled people to find a political voice. Disability activism refers to collective political action […]