Made in Finland: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, culture, and musicology of twentieth and twenty-first century popular music in Finland.
The volume consists of essays by leading scholars in the field, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Finland. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book is organized into five thematic sections: Emerging Foundations of Popular Music in Finland; Environments, Borderlines, Minorities; Transnationalisms; Sounds from the Underground; and Redefining Finnishness.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Between East and West, Local and Global TONI-MATTI KARJALAINEN AND KIMI KÄRKI PART 1: Emerging Foundations of Popular Music in Finland 2.Reincarnations of Emma: Categorizing Finnish Mainstream Music OLLI HEIKKINEN 3. The Emergence of Suomirock in the 1970s and 1980s TERHI SKANIAKOS 4. And so, Finland Became a Heavy Metal Nation TONI-MATTI KARJALAINEN PART 2: Environments, Borderlines, Minorities 5. Karelian Music PEKKA SUUTARI 6. Negotiating Major and Minor Structures: Popular Music and the Swedish-speaking Minority of Finland JOHANNES BRUSILA PART 3: Transnationalisms 7. Mary Hopkin Impersonators and Finnish Mods: The Adoption of British Invasion-era Pop Music in Finland KARI KALLIONIEMI 8. Workers of the World Awaken! The Songs of Finnish North Americans as Social and Ideological Mediators at the Turn of the 20th Century SAIJALEENA RANTANEN PART 4: Sounds From the Underground 9. The Hunters of New Sounds: Early Electronic Music Instruments and the Dawn of DIY Culture PETRI KULJUNTAUSTA 10. From Underground to the Spotlight: Finnish Minimal Techno in the 1990s PERTTI GRÖNHOLM 11. Underground Over the Net: Three Cases of Underground Music in Finland in the Age of Platforms JUHO KAITAJÄRVI-TIEKSO AND JUHO HÄNNINEN PART 5: Redefining Finnishness 12. Music, Ice Hockey Lions, and the Construction of a National Community KAJ AHLSVED 13. Alternative Femininities, Voices, and Queer Body Politics in Alma’s "Dye My Hair" HANNA-MARI RIIHIMÄKI AND ANNA-ELENA PÄÄKKÖLÄ 14. Performing National Identities KIMI KÄRKI Coda TONI-MATTI KARJALAINEN Afterword – From a Campfire to the Global Stage: A Conversation with Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish TONI-MATTI KARJALAINEN
Toni-Matti Karjalainen is recently appointed Professor of Arts Management in Sibelius Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. He is also Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Music Management and Culture Export at Aalto University in Espoo, where he previously worked as Academy Research Fellow and Research Manager.
Kimi Kärki is a Research Fellow in Cultural History at the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), and holds a title of Docent in Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Turku, Finland.