Paper Title

Panel Discussion - Finns in the United States

Location

Fisher 127

Event Website

http://www.finnforumx.com/

Start Date

12-4-2014 3:30 PM

End Date

12-4-2014 4:45 PM

Description

“Book Notes with Four Authors from Finns in the United States: A History of Settlement, Dissent, and Integration

This panel presentation will highlight chapters in the newly released book, Finns in the United States, published by Michigan State University Press. Authors will discuss their contribution to the book, and highlight key aspects of their work. Finns in the United States has been touted as a fresh and up-to-date analysis of Finnish Americans, an insightful volume that lays the groundwork for exploring this unique culture through a historical context, followed by an overview of the overall composition and settlement patterns of these newcomers.

Presenter Bio

Peter Kivisto is the Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and was until 2012 Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku, which awarded him an honorary doctorate in May, 2013. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki. He has published nearly 30 books and around 150 articles and book chapters. Among his most recent books are Religion and Immigration: Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe (Polity, 2014, forthcoming) andDebating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, with Osten Wahlbeck).

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Apr 12th, 3:30 PM Apr 12th, 4:45 PM

Panel Discussion - Finns in the United States

Fisher 127

“Book Notes with Four Authors from Finns in the United States: A History of Settlement, Dissent, and Integration

This panel presentation will highlight chapters in the newly released book, Finns in the United States, published by Michigan State University Press. Authors will discuss their contribution to the book, and highlight key aspects of their work. Finns in the United States has been touted as a fresh and up-to-date analysis of Finnish Americans, an insightful volume that lays the groundwork for exploring this unique culture through a historical context, followed by an overview of the overall composition and settlement patterns of these newcomers.

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