Links & Books


Steam of Life
Visit the filmmakers' website to learn more about the film, the filmmakers, cast and crew and upcoming screening events.



American Men's Studies Association
This website includes links to academic work, organizations, journals and debates related to the social construction of masculinity.

Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships by Geoffrey L. Greif (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)
Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 400 men, therapist and researcher Greif takes readers on a guided tour of male friendships.

The Future of Men: The Rise of the & Uumlbersexual and What He Means for Marketing Today by Marian Salzman, Ira Matathia and Ann O'Reilly (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
The authors show how the role of men has evolved and what it means for business and the culture.

National Organization for Men Against Sexism
The website of this organization includes links to papers, position statements, videos and other materials related to reshaping men and male culture based on feminist values.


BBC News: "Finland Country Profile"
This profiles provides background information on Finland, including facts about Finnish leaders and the Finnish press.

CIA World Factbook: "Finland"
This website provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation and military of Finland.

Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf by Richard D. Lewis (Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004)
Lewis tells the story of Finland, an accomplished nation.

U.S. Department of State: "Finland"
The U.S. Department of State provides background notes on Finland, as well as a Library of Congress country study.


The Finnish Sauna Society
The Finnish Sauna Society is a cultural association founded in 1937 to foster the heritage of the national bath. The society has approximately 3,600 members. The function of the Finnish Sauna Society is to preserve the traditional native sauna culture, spread information about it, correct wrong impressions about the sauna, emphasize the meaning of sauna bathing for a healthy life and develop the sauna of the present day.

International Sauna Society (ISS)
The International Sauna Society (ISS) was founded in 1977 on the initiative of the Finnish Sauna Society. The ISS is an organization for sauna associations in different countries, with an emphasis on international matters as related to the sauna.

Sauna: The Finnish Bath by H.J. Viherjuuri (Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Greene Press, 1965)
Long considered the standard text on the sauna, this book presents sauna history, folklore and customs.