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The campaign to ban seal hunting in Canada won international headlines and achieved its aims to a large extent. Most observers felt instinctively that the campaigners were right but little thought was given to the cataclysmic consequences the ban would have on the way of life and economy of a traditional people, the Inuit of Arctic Canada.

A distinguished anthropologist who has spent over twenty years living and working with the Inuit Community, George Wenzel provides a reasoned, in-depth, coolly written but powerful critique of this received interpretation and shows how the campaigners 'own cultural prejudices and questionable ecological imperatives brought hardship, distress and instability to an ecologically balanced traditional culture.

This book is both a careful academic study and a disturbing comment on how environmental activity may oppress a whole society, which raises serious questions about the motives and methods of the animal rights' movement in a much wider context than the case here studied.

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Wenzel (geography, McGill U.) explores the rhetoric and strategies of environmental and animal-rights activists in their efforts to end the seal hunt on the northern ice floes. He also examines the social and environmental factors that motivate the Inuit to pursue the activity.
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Inuit Canada Cultural assimilation.

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Inuit Canada Acculturation. .

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802068903
Author:
Wenzel, George
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Inuit
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Sealing.
Subject:
Animaux
Subject:
Phoques
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
46-89-H
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
8.99x5.97x.63 in. .72 lbs.

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