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The Skolt Lapps Today

The Skolt Lapps Today


Part of Changing Culture Series

  • Date Published: December 1976
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521290906


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  • On the conclusion of the Second World War, Finland was obliged to cede its northeasternmost territory of Petsamo to the Soviet Union. Amongst those who lost their homes were around four hundred representatives of the original native population of the territory, the Skolt Lapps. The Skolts were subsequently resettled in two 'reservations' marked out in the wilderness of Finland's present northeastern borderlands. The contemporary organization of the Skolt community in the larger of these reservations, the Sevettijärvi area, is the subject of this 1976 study. The first part of the book the ecological imbalance created by technological innovation and commercial penetration; the second analyses the the activities and relationships built up on the fixes template of the resettlement plan; and the third explores the business of 'leap-frog' politics, which links the community into the machinery of modern government and the forum of debate on the future of native minorities.

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    • Date Published: December 1976
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521290906
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations and tables
    Notes on the text
    1. Introduction
    Part I. the Procurement of Livelihood:
    2. Reindeer (1): traditional pastoralism
    3. Reindeer (2): the breakdown of intensive herding
    4. Reindeer (3): predatory pastoralism
    5. Reindeer (4): associational diplomacy
    6. Fishing
    7. The exploitation of subsidiary natural resources
    8. The sources of money income (1): local fields of unemployment
    9. The sources of money income (2): unemployment and welfare
    10. The sources of money income (3): migration and emigration
    Part II. The Social Relations of Resettlement:
    11. The structure of resettlement
    12. The household (1): the physical structure
    13. The household (2): the development of domestic groups
    14. The household (3): the organization of consumption
    15. Youth
    16. The neighbourhood
    17. The central village
    Part III. The Minority Culture:
    18. Leap-frog politics (1): the headmanship
    19. Leap-frog politics (2): legislation
    20. Party politics
    21. The Lappish movement
    22. Culture and community
    Guide to further reading

  • Author

    Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen

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