Today regarded as a classic, this description of life in polar cultures reflects traditional ethnography at its best and has been a favored account for thirty years. Balikci's important study of the Netsilingmiut, an isolated tribe of Arctic hunters living close to the Arctic Circle, examines their technology, social organization, and religion. The extended period of time that the author worked with the Netsilik Eskimo is reflected in the depth of his understanding of their past and present environments. His portrayal of their dependence on government services, along with modern technology, provides an accurate and necessary insight into the process of cultural change being experienced by cultures in many developing countries. The volume makes a superb accompaniment to the Netsilik documentary film series.
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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Brody, Maps and Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier (ISBN 9780881339659); Jarvenpa, Northern Passage: Ethnography and Apprenticeship among the Subarctic Dene (ISBN 9780881339901); Kawagley, A Yupiaq Worldview: A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577663843); and Ziker, Peoples of the Tundra: Northern Siberians in the Post-Communist Transition (ISBN 9781577662129).Review:
"There are many classic works about life on the Arctic ice, but this one includes their history, an ethnography of survival under hostile conditions, and an update about the traumas of what is loosely called 'contact and modernization.' It is linked to a famous PBS television series." --Martha C. Ward, University of New Orleans
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