Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Leinonen, Johanna
Organisation Uleåborgs universitet
Projektets titel Postmemory of Family Separation: An Intergenerational Perspective
Beslutnr 344527
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 376 719
Beskrivning av projektet
The project examines the intergenerational memories and effects of family separation by focusing on 2nd and 3rd generation persons whose families’ pasts include forced migration, persecution, and deportations. The groups studied are Ingrians and Finnish Americans, whose parents and/or grandparents experienced forced migration after the Russian Revolution, in the Stalin era, and World War II in the Soviet Union. We study to what extent memories of family separation have been transmitted over generations and how family separation influences family structures, quality of relationships, and emotional wellbeing of the 2nd and 3rd generation. The project develops the concept of postmemory, which is family memory regarding difficult events of the past, (re)created by the 2nd and 3rd generation. The data consist of biographical interviews and survey data. The project produces highly applicable research results that will have direct relevance for e.g. experts working with migrant families.