Inuit, Whalers and Cultural Persistence: Structure in Cumberland Sound and Central Inuit Social Organization

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Although the environment does play a major role in shaping the central Arctic Inuit political, social, and economic landscape, many aspects of Inuit society are determined culturally. This book assesses these factors and concludes with an examination of the politics of survival.
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Overview


Although the environment does play a major role in shaping the central Arctic Inuit political, social, and economic landscape, many aspects of Inuit society are determined culturally. This book assesses these factors and concludes with an examination of the politics of survival.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195412178
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/27/1997
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Orthography
Introduction
1 Eskimo Type Kinship and Social Organization 2
2 Cumberland Sound Before Qallunaat 32
3 Cumberland Sound Inuit-Qallunaat Interaction to 1970 72
4 Culture Change and Continuity, 1840-1970 105
5 Cumberland Sound Inuit Kin and Local Groups, 1920-1970 142
6 The Structure of Cumberland Sound Inuit Social Organization 225
7 Cumberland Sound Inuit Prehistory Revisited 250
8 Iglulingmiut and Netsilingmiut Social Organization 266
9 The Copper Inuit: Antithesis of Central Inuit Social Structure? 289
10 Canadian Arctic Prehistory Reconsidered 308
11 Central Inuit Social Structure and Kinship Theory 327
12 The Politics of Survival: Central Inuit Social Structure and Nunavut 335
Bibliography 341
Glossary of Common Inuktitut Terms Used in Text 359
Glossary of Common Anthropological Terms Used in Text 362
Notes 365
Index 383
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