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Historical Dictionary of the Inuit

Historical Dictionary of the Inuit

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Hardcover, Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9780810879119, ISBN10 0810879115
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The Inuit do not represent a very large population, only 160,000 or so, spread over a very large portion of the Arctic region and located in four different countries. Although they are a people, there are many variations from one group to the next, and any study of them must consider both similarities and differences. The Historical Dictionary of the Inuit introduces us to the Inuit as they actually are and not as they have been traditionally pictured and some would still like to see them looking after their traditional chores and engaged in time-honored practices but rather as a modern people trying to shape their worlds in their own interest. This second edition includes an updated chronology, as well as an introduction to provide a broader view of who the Inuit are, where they live, and what they do. But it is the dictionary section that is most interesting, with many new informative entries on persons, places, events, and institutions, shedding light not only on the culture but also on the society, economy, and politics. For those seeking further information, there is a considerably expanded bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Inuit.

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Number of Pages: 245
Original Languages: English
Author: Stern, Pamela R.
Series Title: Historical Dictionaries of Peoples and Cultures
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN-13: 9780810879119
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0810879115
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