Our Otherness

Finno-Ugrian Approaches to Women's Studies, or vice versa

By Johanna Laakso

Our Otherness explores the interface between Finno-Ugrian Studies - traditional research into the Finno-Ugric languages, their history and relatedness, as well as other approaches to the language, history, culture, and folklore of these peoples - and Women's Studies. How do gender and linguistic origins interact in the making of national identity? Can we speak about a "gendered Finno-Ugrianness"? How does gender express itself in languages lacking grammatical gender, and how are these questions dealt with in language description and language planning?

200 pages

Publication Date: 7/8/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825886264