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Sense of place, movement and viability in industrial northern communities (BOREAS MOVE-INNOCOM)

Sense of place, movement and viability in industrial northern communities (BOREAS MOVE-INNOCOM)

2006-2010

Project funded under the ESF eurocores BOREAS scheme by the Finnish Academy, as part of the collaborative research project MOVE.

This project aims at a comparative analysis of mobility and settlement in and around northern communities that started as industrial fore posts in Northwest Russia and West Siberia. The framework is a common shared research interest in the consequences of state-induced movement / relocation for the viability of communities and for individual identities.

While much recent research from the Arctic has become popular showing the responses and perception of natural change among indigenous northerners, this research fills the knowledge gap about the majority of the Arctic population, white urban incomers working in industry. Studying their attachment to the North and spatial components in their identity contributes to a better understanding of the principles for viable multinational communities as well as the consequences of state-induced relocation.

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Restructuring of Russian Northern Cities after the Soviet Union has implications for the attachments of their inhabitants to the region.