Cultivating Arctic Landscapes: Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North

Cultivating Arctic Landscapes: Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North

by David G. Anderson, Mark Nuttall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571815740

ISBN-13: 9781571815743

Pub. Date: 11/15/2003

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

In the last two decades, there has been an increased awareness of the traditions and issues that link aboriginal people across the circumpolar North. One of the key aspects of the lives of circumpolar peoples, be they in Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, or Canada, is their relationship to the wild animals that support them. Although divided for most of the 20th

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In the last two decades, there has been an increased awareness of the traditions and issues that link aboriginal people across the circumpolar North. One of the key aspects of the lives of circumpolar peoples, be they in Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, or Canada, is their relationship to the wild animals that support them. Although divided for most of the 20th Century by various national trading blocks, and the Cold War, aboriginal people in each region share common stories about the various capitalist and socialist states that claimed control over their lands and animals. Now, aboriginal peoples throughout the region are reclaiming their rights.

This volume is the first to give a well-rounded portrait of wildlife management, aboriginal rights, and politics in the circumpolar north. The book reveals unexpected continuities between socialist and capitalist ecological styles, as well as addressing the problems facing a new era of cultural exchanges between aboriginal peoples in each region.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571815743
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1Reindeer, Caribou and 'Fairy Stories' of State Power1
2Uses and Abuses of 'Traditional Knowledge': Perspectives from the Yukon Territory17
3Local Knowledge in Greenland: Arctic Perspectives and Contextual Differences33
4Codifying Knowledge about Caribou: The History of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada57
5A Story about a Muskox: Some Implications of Tetlit Gwich'in Human-Animal Relationships79
6'We did not want the muskox to increase': Inuvialuit Knowledge about Muskox and Caribou Populations on Banks Island, Canada93
7Political Ecology in Swedish Saamiland110
8Saami Pastoral Society in Northern Norway: The National Integration of an Indigenous Management System124
9Chukotkan Reindeer Husbandry in the Twentieth Century: In the Image of the Soviet Economy136
10A Genealogy of the Concept of 'Wanton Slaughter' in Canadian Wildlife Biology154
11Caribou Crisis or Administrative Crisis? Wildlife and Aborginal Policies on the Barren Grounds of Canada, 1947-60172
12Epilogue: Cultivating Arctic Landscapes200
Notes on Contributors210
Bibilography213
Index233

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