Teksteistä rakennettu kaupunki: Julkinen ja yksityinen tila turkulaisessa kielenkäytössä ja arkielämässä 1740–1810

Tutkimustuotos: Doctoral ThesisMonograph

Abstrakti

The dissertation examines spatial practices and linguistic concepts of early modern urban space. The study focuses on Turku, one of the main towns of the kingdom of Sweden, between 1740 and 1810. The objective is to understand the origins of the concepts of public and private space in the grass-roots of the everyday life of a mid-size European town, and also to map variant spatial categories and concepts in the 18th century urban context and language. Furthermore, the study tackles the issue of the ‘public sphere’ from the angle of everyday life and urban space.

The methodological approach draws from the simultaneous interpretation of space, language and concepts. The analysis focuses both on concepts on a general level and more specific concepts that represent particular spaces and places. The study also involves geographical analysis and spatial mapping through the combination of information from various textual sources in novel ways. The primary sources consist of a comprehensive sample of the variety of sources concerning Turku, and one of the innovative aspects of the study is the cross-reading of various texts from a spatial perspective.


The study reveals a number of spatial concepts and linguistic formulations that unveil the variant and different categories and practices preceding the modern public-private-dichotomy of urban space. According to the study, the early modern urban space was not fuzzy or undefined, as has been stated in previous studies, and it should be approached from the concepts of the period, instead of the modern public-private-distinction. The study also unfolds the meanings of new public institutions of the 18th century, e.g. coffee houses, in mid-size European towns. At the level of local history, the thesis offers new views on the urban space of Turku that was destroyed in the Great Fire of Turku in 1827. At the level of methodology, the study proposes a novel way in which to use conceptual history in the contexts of spatiality and everyday life.
Julkaisun otsikon käännösA textually built city.: Public and private space in linguistic practices and everyday life in Turku, 1740–1810.
AlkuperäiskieliSuomi
PätevyysTohtorintutkinto
Myöntävä instituutio
  • University of Turku
Myöntöpäivämäärä1 huhtikuuta 2017
Kustantaja
Painoksen ISBN978-952-7220-02-3
Sähköinen ISBN978-952-7220-03-0
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiG4 Tohtorinväitöskirja (monografia)

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