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Books and Ebooks
Critical Inuit Studies: An Anthology of Contemporary Arctic Ethnography
Call Number: E 99 E7 C764 2006 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2006
The wide-ranging topics in this collection include the development of a circumpolar research policy; the complex identities of Inuit in the twenty-first century; the transformative relationship between anthropologist and collaborator; the participatory method of conducting research; the interpretation of body gesture and the reproduction of culture; the use of translation in oral history, memory and the construction of a collective Inuit identity; the intricate relationship between politics, indigenous citizenship and resource development; the importance of place names, housing policies and the transition from igloos to permanent houses; and social networks in the urban setting of Montreal.
Inuit Women: Their Powerful Spirit in a Century of Change
Call Number: E 99 E7 B55 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Inuit Women is the definitive study of the Inuit during a time of rapid change. Based on fourteen years of research and fieldwork, this analysis focuses on the challenges facing Inuit women as they enter the twenty-first century. Written shortly after the creation of Nunavut, this compelling book combines conclusions drawn from the authors' ethnographic research with the stories of Inuit women and men, told in their own words.
Becoming Inummarik: Men's Lives in an Inuit Community
Call Number: E99.E7 C655 2014 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2014
Becoming Inummarik focuses on the lives of the first generation of men born and raised primarily in permanent settlements. Forced to balance the difficulties of schooling, jobs, and money that are a part of village life with the conflicting demands of older generations and subsistence hunting, these men struggle to chart their life course and become inummariit - genuine people.
Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature
Call Number: PS 8075.5 M37 2012 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2012
Stories in a New Skin is a seminal text that confirms the "national” scope of Inuit literature and introduces a model for Inuit literary criticism.
Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit
Call Number: E 99 E7 S48 2012 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2012
Framed by the historic 2005 signing of the Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement and the creation of Nunatsiavut, the first Inuit self-government, Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit is a history of land and resource use by the Labrador Inuit.
Arctic Migrants/Arctic Villagers
Call Number: E 99 E7 D337 2002 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2002
The view has emerged that the Inuit were coerced by the Canadian government into abandoning life in scattered camps for centres of habitation. In this volume, David Damas demonstrates that for many years government policies helped maintain dispersed settlement, but that eventually concerns over health, housing, and education and welfare brought about policy changes that inevitably led to centralization.
Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut
Call Number: E 99 E7 B474 2004 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2004
Uqalurait, pointed snowdrifts formed by Arctic blizzards, 'would tell us which direction to go in, ' says elder Mariano Aupilarjuk. This oral history, guided by the traditional knowledge of Inuit elders from across Nunavut, also follows the uqalurait, with thousands of quotes from elders on a wide range of subjects
ISBN: 0887557481 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2014
Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century. Composed in 48 episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live their lives hunting seal, repairing their kayak, and gathering mussels under blue sea ice before the tide comes in. These are ordinary extraordinary lives: marriages are made and unmade, children are born and named, violence appears in the form of a fearful husband or a hungry polar bear. Here the spirit world is alive and relations with non-humans are never taken lightly. And under it all, the growing intrusion of the qallunaat and the battle for souls between the Catholic and Anglican missionaries threatens to forever change the way of life of Sanaaq and her young family.
The Language of the Inuit
Call Number: PM 50 D669 2010 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2010
The Language of the Inuit is not only an anthropological and linguistic study of a language and the broad social and cultural contexts where it is spoken but a history of the language's speakers.