Finnish Consumption

Finnish Consumption

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Finnish Consumption. An Emerging Consumer Society between East and West. Edited by Visa Heinonen & Matti Peltonen
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Historica 83
Vantaa 2013, 262 pp.

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Finnish Consumption focuses on Finland as a modernising society between East and West. Comprehensive agrarian heritage and delayed modernisation in the sense of structural change, industrialisation and urbanisation are the central features of Finnish society during the 20th century. The special characteristics in this transformation were manifold influences from both Western Europe and SovietUnion / Russia. Althoug Finnish consumers eagerly adopted television and private cars, they also kept their saunas, summer houses and fishing as their favorite hobby.

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ISBN 978-952-222-522-1
ISSN 0081-6493