Book launch of Finnish Youth Research Anthology 1999-2014


Book launch of Finnish Youth Research Anthology 1999-2014 by Tommi Hoikkala & Meri Karjalainen (eds.) 

4th March 2016 at 9.30 a.m.
Venue: Tieteiden talo (House of Science and Letters), room number 505, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki



9.30 coffee
10.00-12.00   presentation of the book, commentary and panel discussion

Professor Tommi Hoikkala from the Finnish Youth Research Network presents the book he has edited together with Meri Karjalainen, and a panel with youth researchers Veronika Honkasalo, Päivi Honkatukia, Markku Jahnukainen, Kari Paakkunainen and Tarja Tolonen discuss the Finnish youth research themes. A commentary by prof. Elena Omelchenko. The discussion is moderated by David Huisjen

Finnish Youth Research Anthology 1999-2014 is a compilation of peer-reviewed articles in English by youth researchers connected to the Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN) that have been published over the period 1999 – 2014. The book aims to showcase the achievements of Finland’s vibrant youth research. The anthology brings to fore a concentrated view and a type of documentation of the research conducted by FYRN that is published on international forums.  One of the historically distinctive features of Finnish youth research lies in its connection with youth and public policy. A context like this has produced a need for contributions with relevance to academic standards, and practical estimates as well. The book provides an overview of the Finnish youth research system and its fields. It benefits from an abundance of interesting articles from which to choose. The topics in the articles range from life cycle, social worlds and generation; scripts, discourses and narratives on youth; institutions and practices; media and consumption; ethnicity and multiculturalism, and youth work to research approaches and concepts. The book also includes a contextualising introduction.

Titles of the panelists' articles in the book:

Veronika Honkasalo: “Save the Girls!” Gender Equality and Multiculturalism in Finnish Youth Work Contexts

Päivi Honkatukia, Leo Nyqvist and Tarja Pösö: Violence from Within the Reform School

Tero Järvinen and Markku Jahnukainen: Now Which of Us Are Excluded? Conceptual Examination of Marginalization and Social Exclusion

Kari Paakkunainen: Baltic Political Spaces and Young People

Tarja Tolonen: Youth Cultures, Lifestyles and Social Class in Finnish Contexts