A Year in Lapland: Guest of the Reindeer Herders

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University of Washington Press, 14. sep. 2015 - 256 sider
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As a young man American Hugh Beach went to live with the Saami reindeer herders of Swedish Lapland. His lyrically written and very personal story of trying to fit into the herding way of life is a rare insider s account of the Saami. In a passionate and informed Afterword to this new edition of the book, he revisits his old friends and looks at how Sweden is attempting to balance the conflicting needs of reindeer herders and environmentalists in the 21st century.

 

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Perhaps it's something about the title - or that the Smithsonian is the publisher - but the initial impression is that this is going to be the quintessential incomprehensible academic book about one ... Les hele vurderingen

A YEAR IN LAPLAND: Guest of the Reindeer Herders

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In a lighthearted homage to a threatened way of life, an American anthropologist recalls his first year among the Saami reindeer herders of Lapland. Beach (Cultural Anthropology/Uppsala University ... Les hele vurderingen

Innhold

Introduction
1
1 A Start with Henrik
9
2 On to Virihaure
31
3 Calf Marking
61
4 At Home in Staloluokta
75
5 Parka Separations
99
6 Lillselet and the Moose Hunt
115
7 The Sarv Slaughter
135
8 Autumn Migration to the Lowlands
149
9 Winter in Jokkmokk
171
10 Westward with the Spring
197
Epilogue
217
Afterword to the 2001 Edition
229
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Beach is former deputy Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces and Master-General of the Ordnance.

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