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Lapps And Labyrinths

Author : Noel D. Broadbent
ISBN : 9781935623366
Genre : History
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Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skellefteå region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive strategies of Saami societies over thousands of years - a testimony to Saami resiliency, of relevance to the survival of indigenous societies worldwide today.
Category: History

Lapps And Labyrinths

Author : Noel Broadbent
ISBN : 0978846060
Genre : History
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"Published by the Arctic Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution ... in cooperation with Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press."--T.p. verso.
Category: History

Kalevala Mythology Revised Edition

Author : Juha Pentikäinen
ISBN : 0253213525
Genre : Social Science
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"PentikSinen's exceptional interdisciplinary study will richly reward those interested in the dynamics of artistic creation and cultural construction, ethnic emergence and political nationalism, and shamanistic belief systems." - Robert Jarvenpa, American Anthropologist "A splendid contribution to the literature on folk epics and is highly relevant in the study of comparative literature and folkloristics." - The Scandinavian-American Bulletin "Kalevala Mythology is fluently translated by Ritva Poom and is expertly and imaginatively illustrated. Folklorists and mythologists are in-debted to PentikSinen for an informative and stimulating book." - Martin Puhvel, EthnohistoryThe Kalevala, created during the 1830s and 1840s, is based on folklore collected and compiled by Elias Lonnrot (1802-1884). It was the Kalevala that initiated the process leading to the foundation of Finnish identity during the nineteenth century and was one of the factors in the formation of Finland as a nation. The Kalevala also sheds light on the general process involved in the formation of other epics, such as the Niebelungenlied, the Edda, the Vedic books, and Homer's works. Pentik Sinen's contribution to the study of international epics relevant to the fields of classics, comparative literature, social history, and, of course, anthropology, and folkloristics.
Category: Social Science

The Sami Of Northern Europe

Author : Deborah B. Robinson
ISBN : 0822541750
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the history, culture, lifestyle, and hardships of the Sami people of Northern Europe, and provides information about the climate and environment within their territory.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Year In Lapland

Author : Hugh Beach
ISBN : 029599861X
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As a young man American Hugh Beach went to live with the Saami reindeer herders of Swedish Lapland. His lyrically written and very personal story of trying to fit into the herding way of life is a rare insider's account of the Saami. In a passionate and informed Afterword to this new edition of the book, he revisits his old friends and looks at how Sweden is attempting to balance the conflicting needs of reindeer herders and environmentalists in the 21st century.

The S Mi People

Author : Veli-Pekka Lehtola
ISBN : 1889963755
Genre : Social Science
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The indigenous Sami people of Scandinavia and European Russia have undergone incredible changes in recent years. The only European ethnic group to be recognized as an aboriginal people, the Sami have been divided by national borders for centuries. They are economically and culturally diverse and speak several dialects of the Sami language. The common perception of the Sami as reindeer herders is increasingly inaccurate as they enter the global system as writers, artists, and political activists. This volume is perhaps the only one written from the Sami perspective that is available in English. Beautifully illustrated with color photos, historic maps, and illustrations, The Sami People situates the Sami within a modern context with a rich appreciation of their ancient history. Color photographs juxtapose "traditional" Sami dress and lifestyle with modern art and handicrafts demonstrating how the Sami have interpreted twenty-first century life. A unique resource on the Sami people, this volume is a significant contribution to the literature on circumpolar peoples. An excellent choice for instructors in anthropology, history, and sociology, The Sami People will also appeal to casual readers who are interested in Scandinavia, Native peoples, and European history.
Category: Social Science

The S Mi Peoples Of The North

Author : Neil Kent
ISBN : 1849042578
Genre : History
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There is no single volume that encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sámi people from the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. Neil Kent's book fills this lacuna. In the first instance, he considers how the Sámi homeland is defined: its geography, climate, and early contact with other peoples. He then moves on to its early chronicles and the onset of colonisation, which changed Sámi life profoundly over the last millennium. Thereafter, the nature of Sámi ethnicity is examined, in the context of the peoples among whom the Sámi increasingly lived, as well as the growing intrusions of the states who claimed sovereignty over them. The Soviet gulag, the Lapland War and increasing urbanisation all impacted upon Sámi life. Religion, too, played an important role from pre-historic times, with their pantheon of gods and sacred sites, to their Christianisation. In the late twentieth century there has been an increasing symbiosis of ancient Sámi spiritual practice with Christianity. Recently the intrusions of the logging and nuclear industries, as well as tourism have come to redefine Sámi society and culture. Even the meaning of who exactly is a Sámi is scrutinised, at a time when some intermarry and yet return to Sámi, where their children maintain their Sámi identity.
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Hunters In Transition

Author : Lars Ivar Hansen
ISBN : 9004252541
Genre : History
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Hunters in Transition provides a new outline of the early history of the Sámi and discusses issues such as the formation of Sámi ethnicity, interaction with chieftain and state societies, and the transition from hunting to reindeer herding.
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Author : Betty Jane Meggers
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173017240400
Genre : Social Science
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When first published in 1971, Amazonia was a pioneering contribution to the emerging field of cultural ecology. Betty Meggers argued that the Amazon's luxurious vegetation concealed significant limitations for human exploitation, placing a ceiling on pre-Columbian population density and social complexity. Amazonia in this revised new edition includes recent biological and climatic data. Ethnographic and archaeological evidence reemphasize the complexity of the ecosystem and broaden our understanding of past and present sophisticated adaptations among indigenous groups.
Category: Social Science

The Reindeer People

Author : Piers Vitebsky
ISBN : 0618773576
Genre : Religion
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An anthropologist describes life among the Eveny people of Siberia, detailing their nomadic way of life in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, their close relationship with the reindeer who share their environment, and their successful survival despite their harsh living conditions and Soviet efforts at control. Reprint.
Category: Religion