Ethnologia Fennica is an international journal of the Association of Finnish ethnologists. The journal publishes original scholarly articles, review articles, congress reports, and book reviews that promote Finnish ethnological research.
The Association of Finnish Ethnologists, Ethnos, arranged in November 1996 a seminar with the theme Marginal Phenomena. At the seminar were taken up borders, marginalization and being on the edge from the viewpoints of culture, economy and society. In this volume of Ethnologia Fennica we have collected articles revised of four seminar papers, all of which deal with the breaking down of cultural borders or marginalization from fresh perspectives.