Documenting Sauna Stories: Naked Narratives on Fashion and Culture

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This chapter explores the role of embodied sauna practices and performance in the Finnish tradition of using a sauna. The ritual, which is usually enjoyed by Finnish people in the naked, is documented and re-evaluated from the perspective of cross-cultural use by people othern than Finnish and the role of this bodily ritual and fashion as ‘surrogate’ or second skin (Hamlyn, 2000, p. 42; Hemmings, 2008).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDocuments of Socially Engaged Art
EditorsRaphael Vella, Melanie Sarantou
Place of PublicationViseu
PublisherInternational Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-54830-4-4
ISBN (Print)978-989-54830-3-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • sauna
  • rituals
  • performance
  • second skin
  • dokumentation

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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