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

Registration for coffee has ended but there are still seats available starting from 10.00.


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, prof. Päivi Honkatukia, Markku Jahnukainen, Kari Paakkunainen and Tarja Tolonen discusses various themes in Finnish youth research. A commentary by prof. Elena Omelchenko. The discussion is moderated by David Huisjen.


The book is a compilation of peer-reviewed articles in English by youth researchers connected to the Finnish Youth Research Network (FYRN) that have been published during 1999–2014. The book showcases the achievements of the vibrant youth research community in Finland. The anthology brings to fore a selection of the type of research conducted by FYRN that is published internationally. One of the historically distinctive features of Finnish youth research lies in its connection with youth and public policy. A context like this produced the need for the research to contribute to the academic debate whilst also informing public policy. The book provides an overview of the Finnish youth research system and its fields. It contains an abundance of interesting articles from which to choose. The topics 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.


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