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Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change: New Northern Horizons

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This book investigates how Arctic indigenous communities deal with the challenges of climate change and how they strive to develop self-determination. Adopting an anthropological focus on Greenland’s vision to boost extractive industries and transform society, the book examines how indigenous communities engage with climate change and development discourses. It applies a critical and comparative approach, integrating both local perspectives and adaptation research from Canada and Greenland to make the case for recasting the way the Arctic and Inuit are approached conceptually and politically. The emphasis on indigenous peoples as future-makers and right-holders paves the way for a new understanding of the concept of indigenous knowledge and a more sensitive appreciation of predicaments and dynamics in the Arctic.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon & New York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages235
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-84515-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-72830-8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2015
SeriesEarthscan Science in Society Series

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Greenland, Canada, Inuit, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous knowledge, industrialization, climate change, Globalisation, place making, future making, adaptation, resilience, Arctic, political ecology, scaling, proxy futures, technology and culture

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