Book details

Publication date: July 2018
Features: 40 B&W photographs, notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: Northern Studies / Traditional Knowledge
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social, Northern Studies / Traditional Knowledge, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies, EDUCATION / Bilingual Education, Regional studies, Northern Studies / Traditional Knowledge, Education, Bilingualism & multilingualism
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Jarich Oosten (1945–2016) was emeritus Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Leiden University and the author of numerous publications. Barbara Helen Miller is an independent scholar focusing on Traditional Healing practice. She is the editor of Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing (UAP).

"Traditions, Traps and Trends gives a profound insight into traditional knowledge and what it means to the scholars promoting it. The book will be a most welcome reader within this field."

Kirsten Thisted, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen


This edited collection of essays is based on long-term fieldwork which documents the unique knowledge practices of Inuit in Canada and Greenland and Northern Sami. The authors examine the problems that Inuit and Northern Sami face when trying to pass on aspects of their culture to the younger generation.

David G. Anderson, Chair in The Anthropology of the North, University of Aberdeen

1 | The Transformation and Transfer of Inuit Knowledge
Notes on isumaqsajuq, ilisaijuq, and qaujimajatuqangit
WILLEM C. E . R ASING
2 | Language and Literacy Exchange between the Moravians
and the Inuit
A Transfer of Knowledge in the 18th Century
THEA OLSTHOORN
3 | Traditions, Traps and Tricks
Social Aspects of the Transfer of Inuit qaujimajatuqangit
FRÉDÉRIC LAUGRAND and JARICH OOSTEN
4 | Finding New Places to Transfer Inuit Knowledge
in Nunavut
KIM VAN DAM
5 | Living Objects
The Transfer of Knowledge through East Greenlandic Material Culture
CUNERA BUIJ S
6 | Transfer of Healing Knowledge
A Case Study of the Coastal Sámi
BARBARA HELEN MILLER
7 | Two Traditional Sámi Love Songs and the
Transfer of Knowledge
NELLEJE T ZORGDRAGER
8 | Sámi Storytelling and the Transfer of Knowledge
The Kautokeino Rebellion and Its Aftermath
NELLEJE T ZORGDRAGER
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