By Ray Abrahams
In accordance with box learn in japanese Finland now not faraway from the Russian border, this ebook is an account of the most gains of rural society within the zone. It can pay special awareness to the adaptability of farming households in a swiftly altering international. matters handled contain marriage and the kinfolk, paintings and mechanization, succession to farms, and the paradoxical blend of fierce individualism and cooperation. significant issues of the booklet are the relation among legislation and customized, which isn't continuously what it sort of feels at the floor, and the advanced interlocking of farm, relatives, and the broader society.
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10 Certainly, many of the Orthodox Karelian farmers in the area have shown a similar capacity for determined hard work, as have several younger villagers who are nominally Lutheran but in fact have little interest in religion. It is true, of course, that many of these younger people will have learned work habits by example from their more religious parents, and that most of them are sensibly aware that alcohol, whatever else it is, does not mix well with early morning milkings and the successful running of a farm more generally.
It was decided also to keep the bank's funds at the vicarage. Kolkki later became an inspector of accounts for the credit grain-store, and the two men were also involved in the youth association. Both men were initially outsiders to the village, but they made it their own and they are still spoken of with warmth and affection by many older villagers. Of course, they could not have achieved anything without local support, and it is important to recall that active villagers had made their presence possible in the first place and collaborated with them in planning and realising the developments I have discussed.
These local institutions and associations were affiliated in a variety of ways to pre-existing wider regional or national organisations. They were all part of the spirit of the age and of a general movement for the betterment of rural life. 17 It is interesting in this regard that in Vieki, as no doubt in many other rural areas of the day, there was an intimate connection between such 'progressive' institutions and the development of formal education and the church. A school had been founded in the parish centre, Lieksa, in 1873, and some Vieki children went there.
A Place of their Own: Family Farming in Eastern Finland by Ray Abrahams