Inuit Women

Author: Janet Mancini Billson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742535978
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Inuit Women is the definitive study of the Inuit during a time of rapid change. Written shortly after the creation of Nunavut, a new province carved out of traditional Inuit homelands in the Canadian North, this compelling book combines conclusions drawn from the authors' fourteen years of ethnographic research with the stories of Inuit women and men, told in their own words. Inuit Women also explores global issues: the impact of rapid social change and Canadian resettlement policy on Inuit culture; women's roles in society; and gender relations in Baffin Island, in the Eastern Arctic. Billson and Mancini also include an extensive section on how the newly created territory of Nunavut is impacting the lives of Inuit women and their families. This book stands alone in its attention to Inuit women's issues and lives and should be read by everyone interested in gender relations, development, modernization, globalization, and Inuit culture.

Female Well Being

Author: Janet Mancini Billson
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842770092
Format: PDF
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This global survey starts from the assumption that the significant transformations in women's lives deserve to be fully documented and interpreted. Janet Mancini Billson and Carlyn Fluehr-Lobban tackle the complexities of social change by using data from countries in every world region to illustrate the most critical challenges that women faced during the last century - challenges that are also likely to shape the 21st century.Global knowledge and feminism dovetailed in the 20th century, fed by international air travel, telecommunications, the internet, and a growing awareness that solving female oppression would improve the lot of all humankind. The authors therefore adopt a strong international, comparative, cross-cultural, and feminist framework that uncovers the fundamental processes that promote, sustain, or degrade the female condition.At the heart of Female Well-Being are case studies written by country teams of scholars, educators, and policy analysts, in Canada, The United States, Colombia, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Japan, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, and Sudan. Female well-being is measured by analysing trends in infant mortality, maternal mortality, literacy, life expectancy, education, work, income, family structure, and political power. These trends are contextualised in the light of the century's major events, legislative initiatives, social policies, and leadership, to illustrate the processes that enhance, sustain, or detract from the female condition. This book will be a critical resource for academics, development experts and policy analysts.

Inuit

Author: David A. Morrison
Publisher: Hull, Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization
ISBN: 9780660140384
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Details the history and traditional culture of the Inuit, the native people of the Arctic.

SLiCA Arctic living conditions

Author: Birger Poppel
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
ISBN: 9289338970
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The SLiCA anthology probes into the theoretical and methodological background of the SLiCA project, the research design, the ethical principles applied and introduces examples of the wealth of information available on the livelihoods and living conditions of the Inuit, Saami and the indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula, measured with quality of life criteria they themselves chose. Furthermore the anthology provides samples of analyses – including comparative and contextual studies – that can be accomplished using SLiCA data. Examples of living conditions and topics anlysed are: "suicidal thoughts"; impacts of oil development on living conditions and quality of life; economic stratification; objective and subjective living conditions; education; gender based differences in productive activities; impacts of societal development on men’s and women’s perceptions of their contributions to their households; factors affecting migration, identity, ethnicity, and herding rights.

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries

Author: Marjorie Griffin Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315407884
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Climate change is at the forefront of ideas about public policy, the economy and labour issues. However, the gendered dimensions of climate change and the public policy issues associated with it in wealthy nations are much less understood. Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries covers a wide range of issues dealing with work and working life. The book demonstrates the gendered distinctions in both experiences of climate change and the ways that public policy deals with it. The book draws on case studies from the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Spain and the US to address key issues such as: how gendered distinctions affect the most vulnerable; paid and unpaid work; and activism on climate change. It is argued that including gender as part of the analysis will lead to more equitable and stronger societies as solutions to climate change advance. This volume will be of great relevance to students, scholars, trade unionists and international organisations with an interest in climate change, gender, public policy and environmental studies.

Arctic memories

Author: Fred Bruemmer
Publisher:
ISBN:
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ARCTIC MEMORIES, is about Fred Bruemmer's experience with The Inuit. He shared their food, their homes, their travel their hardships and their happiness. It is a celebration and praise of people who understand the indivisibility of life.

International Clinical Sociology

Author: Jan Marie Fritz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387738274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Clinical sociology is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to improve life situations for individuals and groups. This book showcases the art and science of clinical sociology from around the world. It is the first book to present basic clinical sociology diagrams and models in addition to detailed histories of clinical sociology in the United States, Quebec, France, and Japan. A range of interventions are discussed in light of a region’s economic, social, political, and disciplinary history. The book presents illustrative case studies from leaders in the field, and it serves the need of graduate-level courses from around the world.

Sanatujut

Author: Judy Hall
Publisher: Canadian Mus of Civilization
ISBN:
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Arctic Memories

Author: Normee Ekoomiak
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805023473
Format: PDF, ePub
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Text in both Inuktitut and English describes a now vanished way of life for the Inuit.

Arctic Hunters

Author: David A. Morrison
Publisher: Hull, Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization
ISBN:
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This book celebrates three of Jenness's most important achievements: his early ethnographic work among the Copper Inuit in the central Arctic, and his archaeological work at Bering Strait and on the extinct Dorset culture of the Canadian Arctic. Together these three studies provide a fascinating overview of arctic life and history before the arrival of Europeans. Includes maps and original photographs.