Ammassalik, East Greenland - End or Presistance of an Isolate

Author: Joelle Robert-Lamblin

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763511742

Category: Ammassalik (Greenland : District)

Page: 168

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This work retraces the various phases of the evolution of a small East Greenlandic society throughout the twentieth century and sums up its present-day transformations as a result of its contact with the western world. Discovered barely a century ago, the Ammassalik Eskimo ethnic group was in a way a "perfect" model of an isolate -- whether from a biological or a cultural point of view. It opened to the outside world, slowly before the Second World War, then consistently faster after the 1940's. This society of nomadic sea mammal hunters under-went a real demographic explosion, became sedentary, diversified its activities and lifestyles and is beginning to show some social stratification. Demographic analysis, on a genealogical basis, has been at the heart of this re-search on change; it allows us to appreciate transformations in the biological heritage, as well as in family organisation and social and economic structures. This approach draws attention to the existing interactions between the various phenomena which make up the life of a small society and determine its evolution. In conclusion, the contemporary history of some 2300 Ammassalimmiut of Ammassalik district is placed in the wider context of Greenland's accession to Home Rule (in 1979) and of the unifying movement initiated between three of the territories where the Inuit live today: Alaska, Canada and Greenland.

Social and Environmental Impacts in the North: Methods in Evaluation of Socio-Economic and Environmental Consequences of Mining and Energy Production in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic

Author: Rasmus Ole Rasmussen,Natalia E. Koroleva

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402016691

Category: Architecture

Page: 526

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Apatity, Russia, from 8 to 12 May 2002

Ice and Snow in the Cold War

Histories of Extreme Climatic Environments

Author: Julia Herzberg,Christian Kehrt,Franziska Torma

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785339877

Category: History

Page: 330

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The history of the Cold War has focused overwhelmingly on statecraft and military power, an approach that has naturally placed Moscow and Washington center stage. Meanwhile, regions such as Alaska, the polar landscapes, and the cold areas of the Soviet periphery have received little attention. However, such environments were of no small importance during the Cold War: in addition to their symbolic significance, they also had direct implications for everything from military strategy to natural resource management. Through histories of these extremely cold environments, this volume makes a novel intervention in Cold War historiography, one whose global and transnational approach undermines the simple opposition of “East” and “West.”

Historical Dictionary of the Inuit

Author: Pamela R. Stern

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879123

Category: History

Page: 290

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Inuit provides a history of the indigenous peoples of North Alaska, arctic Canada including Labrador, and Greenland. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Inuits.

Negotiating Personal Autonomy

Communication and Personhood in East Greenland

Author: Sophie Cäcilie Elixhauser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351654780

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Negotiating Personal Autonomy offers a detailed ethnographic examination of personal autonomy and social life in East Greenland. Examining verbal and non-verbal communication in interpersonal encounters, Elixhauser argues that social life in the region is characterized by relationships based upon a particular care to respect other people’s personal autonomy. Exploring this high valuation of personal autonomy, she asserts that a person in East Greenland is a highly permeable entity that is neither bounded by the body nor even necessarily human. In so doing, she also puts forward a new approach to the anthropological study of communication. An important addition to the corpus of ethnographic literature about the people of East Greenland, Elixhauser‘s work will be of interest to scholars of the Arctic and the North, Greenland, social and cultural anthropology, and human geography. Her conclusion that, in East Greenland, the ‘inner’ self cannot be separated from the ‘public’ persona will also be of interest to scholars working on the self across the humanities and social sciences.

Folk

dansk etnografisk tidsskrift

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Folk

Author: Johannes Nicolaisen,Jens Yde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Historie Von Grönland.

Author: David Cranz

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780274938117

Category: History

Page: 548

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Anthropogene Vegetation

Bericht über das Internationale Symposium in Stolzenau/Weser 1961

Author: R. Tüxen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9401035598

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 7353

Bericht über das Internationale Symposium in Stolzenau/Weser, 1961, der Internationalen Vereinigung für Vegetationskunde

Ein Prozess-Modell

Author: Eugene Gendlin

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3495817042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

View: 2003

In diesem Werk wird eine Kontinuität unterschiedlicher Lebensformen gedacht und somit eine klassische pragmatistische Idee in äußerst origineller Form weiterentwickelt. Gendlin entfaltet darin ein nicht-duales Verständnis von Körper, Gefühl und Sprache, vom komplexen Reichtum des Erlebens und dem kreativen Spielraum seiner Artikulierbarkeit. In acht Kapiteln entwickelt der Autor entlang den Charakteristiken der Körper-Umwelt-Interaktion die Komplexität eines Verhaltensraums, aus dem ein noch komplexerer symbolischer Raum entsteht. Dabei manifestiert sich ein explikatives Methodenverständnis, das den 'beschreibenden Standpunkt' verlässt und damit auch ein tradiertes Verständnis von innen und außen, von subjektiv und objektiv. Der kreative Prozess schafft sich auf diese Weise seine eigene Sprache. "Ein Prozess-Modell" öffnet neue Perspektiven hinsichtlich des philosophischen und kognitionswissenschaftlichen Problems der Körper-Geist-Spaltung. Es ist zudem ein sprachphilosophischer Grundlagentext, der verständlich macht, wieso Sprechen über Erfahrung diese verändern kann. Zugleich ist dies ein Text, der den Lesenden über die Möglichkeiten menschlichen Erlebens und Sprechens staunen lässt.

Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes

Author: Christoph Ransmayr

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104022542

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Ein großer erzählter Weltatlas. Christoph Ransmayrs ›Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes‹ ist eine einzigartige, in siebzig Episoden durch Kontinente, Zeiten und Seelenlandschaften führende Erzählung. »Ich sah...«, so beginnt der Erzähler nach kurzen Atempausen immer wieder und führt sein Publikum an die fernsten und nächsten Orte dieser Erde: In den Schatten der Vulkane Javas, an die Stromschnellen von Mekong und Donau, ins hocharktische Packeis und über die Passhöhen des Himalaya bis zu den entzauberten Inseln der Südsee. Wie Landkarten fügen sich dabei Episode um Episode zu einem Weltbuch, das in Bildern von atemberaubender Schönheit Leben und Sterben, Glück und Schicksal der Menschen kartographiert.

Das Ritual

psychoanalytische Studien

Author: Theodor Reik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rites and ceremonies

Page: 330

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Übergangsriten

Author: Arnold Van Gennep

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593378367

Category: Rites and ceremonies

Page: 258

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