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“There Is No Word for Art”: The Creative Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the traditional arts of Native Americans. It looks into the spiritual perspectives and fundamental assumptions of traditional arts that are often misunderstood in Western ... More


Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Karen Routledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Arctic has long been categorized by outsiders as a difficult place: bleak, cold, icy, barren. Adjectives like these settled over the Arctic in the mid-nineteenth century. They continue to shape ... More


The Suicidal Wound and Fieldwork among Canadian Inuit

Lisa Stevenson

in Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Fieldwork often occurs in the shadow of discursive certainties, ways of knowing and acting in the world that work to prevent doubt or uncertainty from emerging. This chapter deals with the research ... More


Wandering Spirits: Loneliness and Longing in Greenland

Janne Flora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610429
eISBN:
9780226610733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610733.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The aim of this monograph is to understand kinship and relatedness among Greenlandic Inuit (Kalaallit) through the lens of loneliness and longing, asking what happens when relations disappoint, fail, ... More


Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously ... More


White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

John R. Bockstoce

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221794
eISBN:
9780300235166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221794.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book examines the challenges that confronted the peoples of the Western Arctic in the early twentieth century, a result of the collapse of the whaling industry and the nearly simultaneous rise ... More


Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Andrew Stuhl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416649
eISBN:
9780226416786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Arctic is often imagined as a scene of unprecedented environmental and social transformations. Such conceptions conceal historical legacies that precede climate change and globalization in the ... More


Conflicting Goals, Ideologies, and Beliefs in the Field*

Lenore A. Grenoble and Simone S. Whitecloud

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The last two decades have seen a remarkable surge in work in description and documentation of endangered languages, which has required researchers to rethink how they work with indigenous ... More


“We were very lonely without those berries”: Gastronomic Colonialism in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Clint Burnham

in Gastro-modernism: Food, Literature, Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954682
eISBN:
9781789623635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954682.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter I enlist accounts of how struggles over food were key to colonial Canadian practices with respect to Indigenous peoples, drawing on historian Ian Mosby’s article on nutrition ... More


The Return of the Sun: Suicide and Reclamation Among Inuit of Arctic Canada

Michael J. Kral

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190269333
eISBN:
9780190269357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190269333.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book discusses suicide among Inuit in Arctic Canada and what their communities have done to attempt to prevent it. A thesis of this book is that suicide and other social problems among Inuit are ... More


After Informatic Striation: The Resignification of Disc Numbers in Contemporary Inuit Popular Culture

Gary Genosko and Adam Bryx

in Deleuze and Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618743
eISBN:
9780748671762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618743.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter takes up Deleuze and Guattari's notions of smooth and striated space to provide an analytic account of the ways in which the indigenous or ‘First Nations’ peoples – particularly the ... More


Americans in Cumberland Sound

Karen Routledge

in Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers the experiences of American whalers in the Inuit homeland of Cumberland Sound. Voyages from 1850-1880 are discussed, but the focus is on the booming years of the commercial ... More


Inuit in the United States

Karen Routledge

in Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter is about the Inuit couple Hannah (Tookoolito) and Ipiirvik (Joe), who are best remembered for working for Charles Francis Hall on three Arctic expeditions. It focuses instead at the ... More


Inuit in Cumberland Sound

Karen Routledge

in Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Up till now, this book has focused on people far from their homes. This chapter aims to provide a glimpse, albeit incomplete and translated, of what it meant to be at home in a specific time and ... More


Epilogue: At Home

Karen Routledge

in Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This epilogue explains that in the 1960s, the Canadian government resettled nearly all Cumberland Sound Inuit into the centralized community of Pangnirtung, and briefly examines some of the ... More


Claiming Space, Time and History in The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Darrell Varga

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006), a film about the contact between shamanism and Christianity voiced through a native Inuit point of view. The film's story is about the ... More


“Such Confusion As I Never Dreamt”: Indigenous Reasonings in an Unreasonable City, 1766–1785

Coll Thrush

in Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300206302
eISBN:
9780300224863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206302.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how the the combination of animal domestication and widespread urbanization across Europe, Asia, and Africa had led to the development of epidemic diseases against which ... More


Coda: The Hug of the Polar Bear

Ursula K. Heise

in Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Coda analyzes the polar bear as a symbol of global, rather than culturally specific, crisis. Its endangerment has emerged as the most important icon of climate change as global warming begins to ... More


Fort Ross: Founding and Abandonment, 1937 to 1948

John R. Bockstoce

in White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221794
eISBN:
9780300235166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221794.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter recounts the brief history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s trading post at the nexus of the Western Arctic and Eastern Arctic shipping routes. Difficult ice conditions forced the company ... More


Expansion of the Trade in Northern Alaska and Western Arctic Canada

John R. Bockstoce

in White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221794
eISBN:
9780300235166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221794.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the development and advance of the arctic fur trade to the year 1914: the decline of the shore whaling industry and the rise of the market for white fox furs; the beginning of ... More


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