New INVENT article: Cultural practices and political values in Finland

Sara Sivonen and Riie Heikkilä from the Finnish INVENT team published a journal article, in which they explored the limits and boundaries between cultural practices and political values in contemporary Finland. The article was published by the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology.

Cultural practices exhibit clear social stratification while also being intertwined with political values, with previous research often suggesting a negative correlation between conservative attitudes and cultural capital. This article examines the intersection of political values and cultural practices in the contemporary era of ‘new politics,’ where cultural and social values hold greater significance. Through qualitative interview data analysis, the authors unravel this relationship, focusing on Finland as their empirical context, which is quite similar to other Western societies in terms of cultural and political differentiation. The analysis reveals four distinct articulations demonstrating the interconnectedness of culture and politics.

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