Historical Dictionary Of The Inuit

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The approximately 150,000 Inuit are indigenous to four nations - Denmark (Greenland), Canada, the United States (Alaska), and Russia - and thus have had very different colonial experiences and participate as citizens of those nations in different ways. Far from being victims of colonialism, Inuit are actively involved in shaping their social environments. Nonetheless, modern social and political realities present Inuit with many of the same issues faced by distinct peoples around the world. This volume describes ...

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The approximately 150,000 Inuit are indigenous to four nations - Denmark (Greenland), Canada, the United States (Alaska), and Russia - and thus have had very different colonial experiences and participate as citizens of those nations in different ways. Far from being victims of colonialism, Inuit are actively involved in shaping their social environments. Nonetheless, modern social and political realities present Inuit with many of the same issues faced by distinct peoples around the world. This volume describes how Inuit as a single people, citizens of separate nations, and residents of individual communities deal with education, language rights, self-government and self determination, the militarization of their lands and their lives, climate change and pollution, and globalization. This work presents an overview of the Inuit peoples of the Circumpolar North. Unlike other works that focus on traditional Inuit cultures, this work documents the social, political, and economic history of Inuit as part of a globalized world. The work contains information on traditional Inuit cultures, but special emphasis is placed on the recent history of Inuit communities. More than 450 dictionary entries cover issues of society, economy, and politics; influential educators and writers, environmentalists, and politicians; and the many voluntary associations and governmental agencies that have played a role in Inuit history. The introductory essay, chronology, and well-developed bibliography make this an ideal reference source for the researcher or student.

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CHOICE
Unique...a significant addition to the literature. Recommended. General and academic collections.
American Reference Books Annual
For those interested in studying the Inuit - in learning more about their history, their culture, and their contemporary people, lives, and issues - this is the basic reference that should be in their library....Of particular importance in a reference of this kind, is the experience and scholarship of the author. The reputation of the author, a recognized scholar in the field, brings credibility to the work.
Reference and Research Book News
...examines the history of the Inuit, their differences and similarities in history, contact with other cultures, language, perceptions of sovereignty, and attitudes about their own ethnic and cultural identity. The dictionary section includes people, terms, organizations, and projects associated with Inuit culture and history.
Choice
Unique...a significant addition to the literature. Recommended. General and academic collections.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
For those interested in studying the Inuit - in learning more about their history, their culture, and their contemporary people, lives, and issues - this is the basic reference that should be in their library....Of particular importance in a reference of this kind, is the experience and scholarship of the author. The reputation of the author, a recognized scholar in the field, brings credibility to the work.
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Meet the Author

Pamela R. Stern is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Stern's research among Inuit began in 1982 when she was a participant in the Harvard Adolescence Project directed by John and Beatrice B. Whiting. Her subsequent arctic research has concerned life course transitions, parenting, intelligence, women's health, romantic passion, spouse exchange, wage work, economic development, and citizenship. Dr. Stern's scholarly writings are published in American Anthropologist, Anthropologica, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Ethos, Etudes/Inuit/Studies, and Terrain. She has served as a reviewer for the journals Arctic, Arctic Anthropology, and Etudes/Inuit/Studies, and has been a guest editor of Arctic Anthropology. She is the co-editor with Lisa Stevenson of the forthcoming Critical Inuit Studies.

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Table of Contents

1 Editor's Foreword 2 Acknowledgments 3 A Note on Orthography 4 Acronyms and Special Terms 5 Maps 6 Chronology 7 Introduction 8 The Dictionary 9 Appendix A: Dates and Locations of Inuit Circumpolar Conference Meetings 10 Appendix B: Inuit Circumpolar Conference Leaders 11 Appendix C: Website Addresses for Inuit and Arctic Organizations 12 Bibliography 13 About the Author

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