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Inuit, whaling, and sustainability

Author: Milton M R Freeman
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1998.
Series: Contemporary Native American communities, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inuit, Whaling, and Sustainability is based on extensive ethnographic, ecological, and policy research sponsored by the Inuit Circumpolar Conference. It presents Inuit perspectives on the integral role whales play in cultural, economic, philosophical, and nutritional aspects of Inuit life. As a unique example of interdisciplinary and collaborative research, it is a model for development studies, environmental  Read more...
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Inuit, whaling, and sustainability.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607273891
Online version:
Inuit, whaling, and sustainability.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)609963287
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton M R Freeman
ISBN: 0761990631 9780761990635 0761990623 9780761990628
OCLC Number: 39465111
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Book On Inuit Whaling? --
Ch. 1. Importance of Inuit Whaling Today. Social Importance. Whales as a Source of Food. Cultural Importance. Nutrition and Health. Economic Importance. Whaling and Spirituality --
Ch. 2. Whaling By Inuit: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Beluga Hunting. Bowhead Hunting. Gray Whale Hunting. Humpback and Fin Whale Hunting. Minke Whale Hunting. Narwhal Hunting. Hunting for Other Small Whales --
Ch. 3. Human Rights and the International Whaling Commission. International Whaling Treaty. Other Relevant International Initiatives. Recent Actions at the International Whaling Commission.
Series Title: Contemporary Native American communities, v. 1.
Responsibility: Milton M.R. Freeman [and others].

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This study shows how efforts to curb the wanton slaughter of whales has impacted most severely on the Inuit subsistence hunters, whilst completely failing to stop the industrialized slaughter of  Read more...

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