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Historical Dictionary of the Inuit
     

Historical Dictionary of the Inuit

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by Pamela R. Stern
 

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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,

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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 andpollution, 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 ofa 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 referencesource for the researcher or student.

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The second edition of this reference book covers the social, political, and economic history of the Inuit of many Arctic countries. Stern, an anthropologist specializing in Arctic peoples, focuses on the recent cultural and political life of the Inuit. Included is information on Inuit interaction with the dominant culture and government, self-determination, political activism, globalization, hydrocarbon development, climate change, and more. The author provides entries for individual people who have made important contributions to Inuit social and political life and education and for many government agencies and social organizations that influence that life. Stern also supplies a list of acronyms and special terms used in the book, simple maps of the geographic areas the Inuit inhabit, and a chronology of major events in Inuit history around the globe. The book has expanded its content from the first edition. . . . The volume is a must for libraries building significant Arctic collections Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.
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. In this small, revised volume users will find an overview and more than 450 entries that address the social, political, and economic history of the Inuit. Special emphasis is given to the recent history of Inuit communities. This new edition has and updated chronology and the introduction provides a broader scope of the lives of the Inuit people.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810865563
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/27/2004
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Peoples and Cultures
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
2 MB

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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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