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Author Name:    DAMAS, David

Title:   Arctic Migrants / Arctic Villagers: The Transformation of Inuit Settlement in the Central Arctic

Publisher:    McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 2002, ISBN:0773524053 

Seller ID:   106830

DAMAS, David. Arctic Migrants / Arctic Villagers: The Transformation of Inuit Settlement in the Central Arctic. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, (2002). First Printing. Pp. (18),[3]-277,(3). Maps and tables in text. 8vo, blue & white photo-illustrated cardcovers. Volume 32 in the McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series. "In recent years the view hasemerged that the Inuit were coerced by the Canadian government into abando ning life in scattered camps for centres of habitation. In Arctic Migrants/Arctic Villagers 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 changesthat inevitably led to centralization. Damas shows that while there were c ases of government-directed relocation to centres, centralization was largely voluntary as the Inuit accepted the advantages of village living. In examining archives, anthropological writings, and the results of field research from an anthropological perspective, Damas provides fresh insights into the policies and developments that led to the centralization of Inuit settlement during the 1950s and 1960s." - p.[i]. Chapters : 1. Early Settlement in the Central Arctic; 2. The Policy of Dispersal; 3. Settlement in the 1950s - I; 4. Settlement in the 1950s - II; 5. The Welfare State Policy; 6. Settlement in the 1960s - I; 7. Settlement in the 1960s - II; 8. Reflections and Retrospect. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good. 20.00


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