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About the hearth : perspectives on the home, hearth, and household in the circumpolar north

Author: David G Anderson
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Due to changing climates and demographics, questions of policy in the circumpolar north have focused attention on the very structures that people call home. Dwellings lie at the heart of many forms of negotiation. Based on years of in-depth research, this book presents and analyzes how the people of the circumpolar regions conceive, build, memorialize, and live in their dwellings. This book seeks to set a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
About the hearth : perspectives on the home, hearth and household in the circumpolar north.
New York : Berghahn, 2013
xii, 324 pages
(DLC) 10764505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David G Anderson
ISBN: 9780857459817 0857459813 129986306X 9781299863064
OCLC Number: 858653631
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Title Page --
Copyright --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Chapter 1 Building a Home for Circumpolar Architecture --
Chapter 2 The Conical Lodge at the Centre of the Earth-Sky World --
Chapter 3 Mobile Architecture, Improvization and Museum Practice --
Chapter 4 Building Log Cabins in Teetł'it Gwich'inCountry --
Chapter 5 The Mobile Sámi Dwelling --
Chapter 6 The Devitalization and Revitalization of Sámi Dwellings in Sweden --
Chapter 7 Family Matters --
Chapter 8 The Life Histories of Intergenerational Households in Northern Norway 1865-1900 --
Chapter 9 Hunters in Transition --
Chapter 10 Building a Home for the Hearth --
Chapter 11 The Perception of the Built Environment by Permanent Residents, Seasonal In-migrants and Casual Incomers in a Village in Northwest Russia --
Chapter 12 The Hearth, the Home and the Homeland --
Chapter 13 The Fire is our Grandfather --
Chapter 14 Home, Hearth and Household in the Circumpolar North --
Notes on the Contributors --
References --
Responsibility: edited by David Anderson, Robert P. Wishart, and Virginie Vaté.


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"A very exciting book that addresses classical topics of anthropology of the North: housing, hearth and household, with a completely renewed approach. Chapters reconsider central issues in the study Read more...

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