Knowing Places: The Inuinnait, Landscapes, and the Environment

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This volume deals with the Inuit geographic knowledge, and explores the importance of the land in the construction of identity. Inuinnait geographic knowledge is organized around three central concepts: relativity, connectivity, and subjectivity, that also organize the social structure, and the Inuinnaqtun language. It is a knowledge in action, and involves a mix of practical skills such as orientation and meteorology, and of oral tradition: stories and place names told and remembered. Place names describe features as seen ...

Knowing Places: The Inuinnait, Landscapes, and the Environment 2006, CCI Press

ISBN-13: 9781896445335

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