Music, Ice Hockey Lions, and the Construction of a National Community

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In Finland, ice hockey is the country’s most popular sport, and the men’s Ice Hockey World Championships have evolved into the culmination of the ice hockey season. The large interest for the Finland’s men’s national team in ice hockey, the so-called Lions, unites a big part of Finland’s population and the team have a unique repertoire of music through which the feeling of national belonging is manifested. By studying the music used in association with the Lions, the construction of a national community through music in a sporting context is explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMade in Finland
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Popular Music
EditorsToni-Matti Karjalainen, Kimi Kärki
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-27742-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-22890-3, 978-0-367-22891-0
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameGlobal Popular Music Series

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