Names and Nunavut : culture and identity in Arctic Canada (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Names and Nunavut : culture and identity in Arctic Canada

Author: Valerie Alia
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. The premise of this study is that it is much more -- a form of social control, a political activity, a key to identity maintenance and transformation. Governments legislate and regulate naming; people fight to take, keep, or change their names. A name change can indicate subjugation or liberation, depending on the circumstances. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Entretiens
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alia, Valerie, 1942-
Names and Nunavut.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608277144
Online version:
Alia, Valerie, 1942-
Names and Nunavut.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608286724
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Alia
ISBN: 1845451651 9781845451653 9781845454135 1845454138
OCLC Number: 69992383
Description: xix, 172 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: The importance of names in Inuit culture --
Visiting, colonial style : from early days of cultural intervention to the Cold War --
Renamed overnight : the history of Project Surname --
'The people who love you' : contemporary perspectives on naming in Nunavut --
Homelands and diasporas : concluding thoughts on the politics of naming.
Responsibility: Valerie Alia.
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On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. This study is based on the premise that it is much more - a form of social control, a political activity, and a key  Read more...

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"...a thought-provoking book. Alia lays out the intricacies of Inuit naming so clearly, describes the Arctic environment so vividly, and conveys such a rich sense of Inuit values, concerns, and Read more...

 
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