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Cultivating Arctic Landscapes : Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North - David G. Anderson

Cultivating Arctic Landscapes

Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North

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"The edited work contains one of the most interesting sets of northern papers to appear in a very long time . . . each paper is excellent . . . this book will hopefully provoke considerable thought. . . . This is a work that should be discussed in terms of the particulars of the various papers, but also for the overview it provides." - Polar Record 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. David G. Anderson is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. Mark Nuttall is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen.

"The edited work contains one of the most interesting sets of northern papers to appear in a very long time...each paper is excellent...this book will hopefully provoke considerable thought...This is a work that should be discussed in terms of the particulars of the various papers, but also for the overview it provides." - Polar Record

List of Figuresp. vii
Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Reindeer, Caribou and 'Fairy Stories' of State Powerp. 1
Uses and Abuses of 'Traditional Knowledge': Perspectives from the Yukon Territoryp. 17
Local Knowledge in Greenland: Arctic Perspectives and Contextual Differencesp. 33
Codifying Knowledge about Caribou: The History of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canadap. 57
A Story about a Muskox: Some Implications of Tetlit Gwich'in Human-Animal Relationshipsp. 79
'We did not want the muskox to increase': Inuvialuit Knowledge about Muskox and Caribou Populations on Banks Island, Canadap. 93
Political Ecology in Swedish Saamilandp. 110
Saami Pastoral Society in Northern Norway: The National Integration of an Indigenous Management Systemp. 124
Chukotkan Reindeer Husbandry in the Twentieth Century: In the Image of the Soviet Economyp. 136
A Genealogy of the Concept of 'Wanton Slaughter' in Canadian Wildlife Biologyp. 154
Caribou Crisis or Administrative Crisis? Wildlife and Aboriginal Policies on the Barren Grounds of Canada, 1947-60p. 172
Epilogue: Cultivating Arctic Landscapesp. 200
Notes on Contributorsp. 210
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781571815750
ISBN-10: 1571815759
Series: BERGHAHN
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th April 2014
Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3