Too many people : contact, disorder, change in an Inuit society, 1822-2015 / Willem Rasin ; foreword by George Wenzel.Material type: TextPublisher: Iqaluit, NU : Nunavut Arctic College Media, 2017Edition: New editionDescription: ix, 558 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cmISBN: 9781897568408; 1897568401Subject(s): Inuit -- Social conditions | Nunavut -- Government relations | Inuit -- Cultural assimilation | Inuit -- Social life and customs | Iglulik (Nunavut) -- History | Igloolik (Nunavut) -- History
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-532) and index.
Introduction, setting, approach. Iglulingmiut society 1822 -- Interlude I: 1822-1922. Explorers and whalers -- The rules of survival: Iglulingmiut society 1922-55. The order of nature ; The nature of order ; Ordered nature: individuals -- Interlude II: 1955-64. "Under the law" -- Survival of the rules: Iglulingmiut society 1964-90. Reordered nature ; The changing nature of order ; Disordered nature: nonconforming individuals ; Reordering nonconformity -- Interlude III: 1972-99: the birth of Nunavut. Nunavut: from fiction to fact -- Dissolution of the rules: 1990-2015. The nature of social disorder ; Disordered nature: modern hunting ; Disordered "selves" -- Postlude: contact, disorder, change.
"Too Many People: Contact, Disorder, Change in an Inuit Society, 1822-2015, examines the history of contact between the outside world and a group of Inuit, the Iglulingmiut, living in Canada's Eastern Arctic. The nature of these encounters and their impact is described and analyzed from 1822 to 2015. Seeking to understand how order was brought about and maintained during this period of nearly two centuries, the ongoing historical narrative that evolves displays a pattern of interconnected social, economic, political, cognitive, and volitional changes in Iglulingmiut society."-- Provided by publisher.