Critical Inuit studies : an anthology of contemporary Arctic ethnography / edited by Pamela Stern and Lisa Stevenson.Material type: TextPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006Description: 302 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 9780803293489; 9780803293488 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0803243030 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780803243033Subject(s): Inuit -- History | Inuit -- Politics and government | Inuit -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 305.897/12 LOC classification: E99.E7 | C764 2006Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -287) and index.
Introduction / Lisa Stevenson -- Flora and me / Molly Lee -- Listening to elders, working with youth / Carol Zane Jolles -- Participatory anthropology in Nunavut / Michael J. Kral and Lori Idlout -- Time, space, and memory / Murielle Nagy -- Anthropology in an era of Inuit empowerment / Edmund (Ned) Searles -- Land claims, development, and the pipeline to citizenship / Pamela Stern -- Cultural survival and the trade in Iglulingmiut traditions / Nancy Wachowich -- Culture as narrative / Nelson Graburn -- Six gestures / Peter Kulchyski -- The ethical injunction to remember / Lisa Stevenson -- Inuit place names and sense of place / Béatrice Collignon -- Inuit social networks in an urban setting / Nobuhiro Kishigami -- Inuit geographical knowledge one hundred years apart / Ludger Müller-Wille and Linna Weber Müller-Wille -- Iglu to Iglurjuaq / Frank James Tester -- From area studies to cultural studies to critical Inuit studies / Pamela Stern.
Over the past decade, some of the most innovative work in anthropology and related fields has been done in the Native communities of circumpolar North America. Critical Inuit Studies offers an overview of the current state of Inuit studies by bringing together the insights and fieldwork of more than a dozen scholars from six countries currently working with Native communities in the far north. The volume showcases the latest methodologies and interpretive perspectives, presents a multitude of instructive case studies with individuals and communities, and shares the personal and professional insights from the fieldwork and thought of distinguished researchers. The wide-ranging topics in this collection include the development of a circumpolar research policy; the complex identities of Inuit in the twenty-first century; the transformative relationship between anthropologist and collaborator; the participatory method of conducting research; the interpretation of body gesture and the reproduction of culture; the use of translation in oral history, memory and the construction of a collective Inuit identity; the intricate relationship between politics, indigenous citizenship and resource development; the importance of place names, housing policies and the transition from igloos to permanent houses; and social networks in the urban setting of Montreal.--Publisher's website