Traditions, Traps and Trends: Transfer of Knowledge in Arctic Regions

Traditions, Traps and Trends: Transfer of Knowledge in Arctic Regions

by Jarich Oosten (Editor), Barbara Helen Miller (Editor), Cunera Buijs (Contributor), Frédéric Laugrand (Contributor), & 4 more

Traditions, Traps and Trends; Transfer of Knowledge in Artic Regions. The University of Alberta Press (2018)
An edited collection that surveys Indigenous knowledge practices in northern Canada, Greenland, and Scandinavia.

Editor information

Jarich Oosten (1945–2016) was emeritus Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Leiden University and the author of numerous publications.
Barbara Helen Miller, PhD in Anthropology from Leiden University (the Netherlands) is currently an independent scholar, publishing on Sami Studies and Analytical Psychology.

The transfer of knowledge is a key issue in the North as Indigenous Peoples meet the ongoing need to adapt to cultural and environmental change. In eight essays, experts survey critical issues surrounding the knowledge practices of the Inuit of northern Canada and Greenland and the Northern Sámi of Scandinavia, and the difficulties of transferring that knowledge from one generation to the next. Reflecting the ongoing work of the Research Group Circumpolar Cultures, these multidisciplinary essays offer fresh understandings through history and across geography as scholars analyze cultural, ecological, and political aspects of peoples in transition. Traditions, Traps and Trends is an important book for students and scholars in anthropology and ethnography and for everyone interested in the Circumpolar North.

Contributors: Cunera Buijs, Frédéric Laugrand, Barbara Helen Miller, Thea Olsthoorn, Jarich Oosten, Willem Rasing, Kim van Dam, Nellejet Zorgdrage