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

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In the last two decades, there has been an increased awareness of the traditions and issues that link aboriginal people across the circumpolar North. 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. Although divided for most of the 20th Century by various national trading blocks, and the Cold War, aboriginal people in each region share common stories about the various capitalist and socialist states that claimed control over their lands and animals. Now, aboriginal peoples throughout the region are reclaiming their rights.



This volume is the first to give a well-rounded portrait of wildlife management, aboriginal rights, and politics in the circumpolar north. The book reveals unexpected continuities between socialist and capitalist ecological styles, as well as addressing the problems facing a new era of cultural exchanges between aboriginal peoples in each region.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAnimal husbandry Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated Publication Date: 01/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9781571815743  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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