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How, in a World That Has Changed so much, can the Inuit preserve their identity? Louis-Jacques Dorais explores this question in the first ethnography of a contemporary Canadian Inuit community to be published in over twenty-five years.<P>The community is Quaqtaq, a small village on Hudson Strait where hunting and gathering are still the mainstays of life. The description of Quaqtaq is based on data collected over a thirty-year period. We get a glimpse of the early cultural history of Quaqtaq, its development into a settled community, and its organization in the 1990s. Dorais identifies three principal manifestations of local identity- kinship, religion, and language — that persist despite the brutal intrusion of modernity. He concludes by examining the relationship between Quaqtaq and the outside world through politics and education.<P>Quaqtaq is a rare and important study that will benefit scholars, administrators, and citizens of Inuit and other Native communities.

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Dorais examines how the Inuit community of Quaqtaq, a small village on Hudson Strait, has managed to preserve its identity in the modern world. He points to three things: kinship, religion, and language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802079527
Author:
Dorais, Louis-jacques
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Author:
Dorais, Louis-Jacques
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Inuit
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Quaqtaq (Quâebec) Social conditions.
Subject:
Quaqtaq
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Inuit - Cultural assimilation -
Subject:
Inuit - Quebec (Province) - Quaqtaq -
Subject:
World History-Canada
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.06x6.42x.44 in. .52 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » Arctic
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Canada

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