Download e-book for iPad: Early Inuit Studies: Themes and Transitions, 1850s-1980s by Igor Krupnik

By Igor Krupnik

ISBN-10: 1935623702

ISBN-13: 9781935623700

This selection of 15 chronologically prepared papers is the first-ever definitive remedy of the highbrow history of Eskimology—known this present day as Inuit studies—the box of anthropology preoccupied with the origins, heritage, and tradition of the Inuit humans. The authors hint the expansion and alter in scholarship at the Inuit (Eskimo) humans from the 1850s to the Eighties through profiles of scientists who made significant contributions to the sphere and through highbrow transitions (themes) that furthered such advancements. It provides an attractive tale of development in social learn, together with anthropology, archaeology, human geography, and linguistics, within the polar areas. Essays written through American, Canadian, Danish, French, and Russian individuals supply for specific trajectories of study and educational culture within the Arctic for over a hundred thirty years.

lots of the essays originated as papers offered on the 18th Inuit reports convention hosted by means of the Smithsonian establishment in October 2012. but the booklet is an geared up and built-in narrative; its binding subject is the diffusion of data throughout disciplinary and nationwide boundaries. A serious point to the tale is the altering prestige of the Inuit humans inside all of the Arctic international locations and the advancements in nationwide ideologies of governance, id, and therapy of indigenous populations. This multifaceted paintings will resonate with a wide viewers of social scientists, scholars of technology background, humanities, and minority reports, and readers of all stripes attracted to the Arctic and its peoples.

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