FSD2308 Homosexuality in Finland in the 1940s and the 1960s: Partial Data, Gathered 1994-1998Detailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Juvonen, Tuula (University of Tampere. Department of Social Policy and Social Work)
The study charted the notions of homosexuality in Finland after the wars. The data were collected between 1994 and 1998, and the Partial Data consists of 11 interviews, conducted mainly in Tampere. The total length of the partial data is 223 pages. Only one of the respondents had been in a homosexual relationship; the others were outside observers. The respondents were born in the 1910-1950s. The interviews explore the status and living conditions of sexual minorities in Finland in the 1940-1960s. The questions charted topics such as homosexual meeting places, general attitudes towards sexuality, attitudes towards famous homosexuals, and whether there were any chances for homosexuals to build a relationship. Further questions probed the respondents' views on living in Tampere, homosexuality in the media, and criminalised homosexuality. The 660-page full data (FSD2291) is also available.