Daily Life of the Inuit

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ABC-CLIO, Jun 30, 2010 - History - 206 pages
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Daily Life of the Inuit is the first serious study of contemporary Inuit culture and communities from the post-World War II period to the present. Beginning with an introductory essay surveying Inuit prehistory, geography, and contemporary regional diversity, this exhaustive treatment explores the daily life of the Inuit throughout the North American Arctic—in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. ||Twelve thematic chapters acquaint the reader with the daily life of the contemporary Inuit, examining family, intellectual culture, economy, community, politics, technology, religion, popular culture, art, sports and recreation, health, and international engagement. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Inuit life in the North American Arctic and describes the issues and events relevant to the contemporary Inuit experience. Leading sources are quoted to provide analysis and perspective on the facts presented.|
 

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Contents

1 Family Life
1
2 Language and Intellectual Life
21
3 Economic Life
37
4 Community Life
55
5 Material Life
69
6 Political Life
81
7 Religious Life
103
8 Sports and Recreation
115
10 Visual Arts
143
11 Health and Medicine
157
12 Inuit in International Political Arenas
173
Glossary
187
Places Mentioned in the Text
191
Further Reading
195
Index
201
About the Author
207

9 Expressive and Popular Culture
125

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About the author (2010)

Pamela R. Stern, PhD, is adjunct professor of anthropology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.