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Cultivating Arctic Landscapes: Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North

Edited By: David G Anderson and Mark Nuttall

238 pages, 4 photos, 2 maps

Berghahn Books Ltd

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142332 | ISBN: 1571815740
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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. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive picture of wildlife management, aboriginal rights, and politics in the Circumpolar North. It reveals unexpected continuities between socialist and capitalist ecological approaches, and addresses the issues arising from increased cultural exchange between the various aboriginal peoples.


1. Reindeer, Caribou, and 'Fairy Stories' of State Power, D. G. Anderson 2. Uses And Abuses Of 'Traditional Knowledge': Perspectives From The Yukon Territory, J. Cruikshank 3. Local Knowledge in Greenland: Arctic Perspectives and Contextual Differences, F. Sejersen 4. Codifying Knowledge about Caribou: The History of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada, N. Thorpe 5. A Story about a Muskox: Some Implications of Tetlit Gwich'in Human-Animal Relationships, R. P.Wishart 6. 'We did not want the muskox to increase': Inuvialuit Knowledge about Muskox and Caribou Populations on Banks Island, Canada, M. Nagy 7. Political Ecology in Swedish Saamiland, H. Beach 8. Saami Pastoral Society in Northern Norway: the National Integration of an Indigenous Management System, I. Bjorklund 9. Chukotkan Reindeer Husbandry in the Twentieth Century: In the Image of the Soviet Economy, P. A. Gray 10. A Genealogy of the Concept of 'Wanton Slaughter' in Canadian Wildlife Biology, C. Campbell 11. Caribou Crisis or Administrative Crisis? Wildlife and Aboriginal Policies on the Barren Grounds of Canada, 1947-60, P. J. Usher 12. Epilogue: Cultivating Arctic Landscapes, M. Nuttall

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David G. Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. He is the ethnographic module co-coordinator for an international research project aimed at understanding culture change in the Lake Baikal region. He is the co-editor with Eva Berglund of Ethnographies of Conservation. Environmentalism and the Distribution of Privilege (Berghahn, 2002). Mark Nuttall is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. His research focuses on the culture of indigenous people and the environment in the North, in particular on the sustainable utilization of living marine resources in the Arctic and North Atlantic. He is the editor of the Encyclopedia of the Arctic (Routledge, Forthcoming) and one of the lead authors of a report on Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the international Arctic Council.

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