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The Skolt Lapps Today : British Authors, Introductory Critical Studies - Tim Ingold

The Skolt Lapps Today

British Authors, Introductory Critical Studies

Paperback Published: 28th February 1977
ISBN: 9780521290906
Number Of Pages: 290

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On the conclusion of the Second World War, Finland was obliged to cede its northeasternmost territory of Petsamo to the Soviet Union. Amongst those who lost their homes were around four hundred representatives of the original native population of the territory, the Skolt Lapps. The Skolts were subsequently resettled in two 'reservations' marked out in the wilderness of Finland's present northeastern borderlands. The contemporary organization of the Skolt community in the larger of these reservations, the Sevettijarvi area, is the subject of this 1976 study. The first part of the book the ecological imbalance created by technological innovation and commercial penetration; the second analyses the the activities and relationships built up on the fixes template of the resettlement plan; and the third explores the business of 'leap-frog' politics, which links the community into the machinery of modern government and the forum of debate on the future of native minorities."

List of illustrations and tables
Notes on the text
the Procurement of Livelihood
Reindeer (1): traditional pastoralism
Reindeer (2): the breakdown of intensive herding
Reindeer (3): predatory pastoralism
Reindeer (4): associational diplomacy
The exploitation of subsidiary natural resources
The sources of money income (1): local fields of unemployment
The sources of money income (2): unemployment and welfare
The sources of money income (3): migration and emigration
The Social Relations of Resettlement
The structure of resettlement
The household (1): the physical structure
The household (2): the development of domestic groups
The household (3): the organization of consumption
The neighbourhood
The central village
The Minority Culture
Leap-frog politics (1): the headmanship
Leap-frog politics (2): legislation
Party politics
The Lappish movement
Culture and community
Guide to further reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521290906
ISBN-10: 0521290902
Series: British Authors, Introductory Critical Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 28th February 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37