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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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Since 1977 the Inuit Circumpolar Conference has represented the collective interests of the largest group of northern indigenous people of Russia, Alaska, Greenland, and Canada. Depending on where they lived, the Inuit had different colonial and cultural experiences, and degrees of participation as active citizens in determining their own future. Stern (anthropology,

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Since 1977 the Inuit Circumpolar Conference has represented the collective interests of the largest group of northern indigenous people of Russia, Alaska, Greenland, and Canada. Depending on where they lived, the Inuit had different colonial and cultural experiences, and degrees of participation as active citizens in determining their own future. Stern (anthropology, U. of Waterloo, Canada) 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. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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.
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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.
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...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:
9780810879126
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/26/2013
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Peoples and Cultures
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
File size:
3 MB

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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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