Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling Sustainability and Self-Determination in the Arctic (eBook, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling Sustainability and Self-Determination in the Arctic

Author: Richard A Caulfield
Publisher: Hanover Dartmouth College Press 2000
Series: Arctic Visions Series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Whaling has been central to the life of Greenland's Inuit peoples for at least 4000 years, but political, economic, technological, and regulatory changes have altered this ancient practice. Richard A. Caulfield reveals these impacts first by analyzing Home Rule and its success in Greenland, and then by looking at whaling's place in the contemporary Greenlandic economy and its evolving co-management regime. What  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Caulfield
ISBN: 9781611681338 1611681332
OCLC Number: 956758109
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (170 Seiten)
Series Title: Arctic Visions Series

Abstract:

Whaling has been central to the life of Greenland's Inuit peoples for at least 4000 years, but political, economic, technological, and regulatory changes have altered this ancient practice. Richard A. Caulfield reveals these impacts first by analyzing Home Rule and its success in Greenland, and then by looking at whaling's place in the contemporary Greenlandic economy and its evolving co-management regime. What emerges from his investigation is an intricate web connecting traditions of indigenous peoples, the promises and pitfalls of co-management, the influence of international whaling policies, the complexities of sustainability, and the power of culturally determined views shaping relationships between humans and their environment. Caulfield finds that controversy over whaling often arises from conflicting idea systems, rather than disagreement over biological resource management. Understanding the ways Greenlanders and outside interests have defined and negotiated these conflicts "gives us more than just an insight into how indigenous peoples are coping with a changing world," he writes. "It also provides us with a sense of the challenges we face as well.".

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