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Knowledge Transfer Within Artisan Families in Early Nineteenth-Century Rural Finland (2019)


Uotila, M. (2019). Knowledge Transfer Within Artisan Families in Early Nineteenth-Century Rural Finland. In U. Aatsinki, J. Annola, & M. Kaarninen (Eds.), Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500-2000 (pp. 102-119). Routledge. Routledge Studies in Cultural History. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429022623-6


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Uotila, Merja

Parent publication: Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500-2000

Parent publication editors: Aatsinki, Ulla; Annola, Johanna; Kaarninen, Mervi

ISBN: 978-0-367-07757-0

eISBN: 978-0-429-02262-3

Journal or series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 102-119

Number of pages in the book: 306

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: New York

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429022623-6

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66706


Abstract

In nineteenth‑century Finland, artisans constituted an important part of society, and the majority of them lived in the countryside. Rural artisans were jacks-of-all-trades who met the needs of country folk. This chapter studies the rural artisans’ children and explores how craft knowledge was often transferred to the next generation. In early modern society, it was only natural that the son followed his father’s trade. This was a matter of societal stability and maintaining the social order. It was also practical to invest in the children’s future by transferring the family’s craft knowledge and skills to the offspring, who would provide future care for the elders in turn. Nonetheless, not all artisans’ sons became professionals, and practising a craft was not option for daughters since girls were not permitted to become artisans themselves.


Keywords: craftsmen and women; learning by doing; generations; society; societal status


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3


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