Argumentation on the image of Finland in the EU:The Ministry of Education as a rhetorician, 1994-2005. Elise Lemaire
The Historical Background of School System and Teacher Image in Finland: Merja Paksuniemi
Historical Background of School System and Teacher Image in Finland: Merja Paksuniemi
Branding Finland on the Internet:Images and Stereotypes in Finland´´s Tourism Marketing Carolin Winter
Nothing like a man in uniform Tom´s iconic images of hypermasculine military men When we think Tom of Finland we first picture muscular, macho young men in military gear. Tom´s vision of masculine perfection was formed during his service as an officer during World War II. Though he served in the Finnish air force, it was the German troops, stationed in Finland to help the country repel invading Russian forces, which served as inspiration. After all, only the Germans had uniforms created by Hugo Boss, tightly tailored, replete with designer touches, and complimented by high, shiny black leather boots. Tom, at 19, was smitten, an obsession that deepened following his first sexual experiences with German officers in the blackout streets of Helsinki. Tom began putting his military fantasies on paper in 1945 to memorialize his thrilling nighttime encounters when the war ended. At first the Hugo Boss uniforms dominated, but as the years and then decades passed he included American naval uniforms as well, and then his own hybridized designs of black leather, jodhpurs, boots, and peaked caps, with military insignia replaced by Tom´s Men patches. As Tom attracted an army of loyal fans, he created, with pencil, pen and gouache, an army of free, proud, masculine fantasy men committed to pleasure and male camaraderie. The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Military Men explores Tom´s fascination with militaria through a mixture of multi-panel comics and single-panel drawings and paintings, all in a compact and affordable 192 pages. Historic film stills and posters, personal photos of Tom, sketches, and Tom´s own reference images explore the cultural context and private inspirations behind the ultimate Tom of Finland hero.
Grey Cobalt by Felicia Honkasalo bases itself around a collection of items steeped in the landscape and history of her native Finland. Through this sequence of images juxtaposing and complimenting one another, Grey Cobalt obliquely connects personal, historical and geological traces across space and time.
Award-winning author Elizabeth Hand brings us a searing and iconoclastic crime novel, in which photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavia´s coldest corners. As this riveting tour-de-force opens, the police already want to talk to Cass about a mysterious death she was involved with previously, but before they can bring her in, Cass accepts a job offer from overseas and hops on a plane. In Helsinki, she authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation. Paid off by her shady employer, she buys a one-way ticket to Reykjavik, in search of a lover from her own dark past. But when the fashion photographer´s mutilated corpse is discovered back in Finland, Cass finds herself sucked into a vortex of ancient myth and betrayal, vengeance and serial murder, set against a bone-splintering soundtrack of black metal and the terrifying beauty of the sunless Icelandic wilderness. Cass Neary finds her own worst fears confirmed: it´s always darkest before it turns completely black. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013488/bk_blak_013488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.