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Yupik Transitions: Change and Survival at Bering Strait, 1900-1960 (Hardback)

Igor Krupnik, Michael Chlenov

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ISBN 10: 1602232164 / ISBN 13: 9781602232167
Editore: University of Alaska Press, United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Siberian Yupik people have endured centuries of change and repression, starting with the Russian Cossacks in 1648 and extending into recent years. The twentieth century brought especially formidable challenges, including forced relocation by Russian authorities and a Cold War ice curtain that cut off the Yupik people on the mainland region of Chukotka from those on St. Lawrence Island. Yet throughout all this, the Yupik have managed to maintain their culture and identity. Igor Krupnik and Michael Chlenov spent more than thirty years studying this resilience through original fieldwork. In Yupik Transitions, they present a compelling portrait of a tenacious people and place in transition - an essential portrait as the fast pace of the newest century threatens to erase their way of life forever. Codice inventario libreria AAH9781602232167

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Titolo: Yupik Transitions: Change and Survival at ...

Casa editrice: University of Alaska Press, United States

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro:New

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The Siberian Yupik people have endured centuries of change and repression, starting with the Russian Cossacks in 1648 and extending into recent years. The twentieth century brought especially formidable challenges, including forced relocation by Russian authorities and a Cold War “ice curtain” that cut off the Yupik people on the mainland region of Chukotka from those on St. Lawrence Island. Yet throughout all this, the Yupik have managed to maintain their culture and identity. Igor Krupnik and Michael Chlenov spent more than thirty years studying this resilience through original fieldwork. In Yupik Transitions, they present a compelling portrait of a tenacious people and place in transition—an essential portrait as the fast pace of the newest century threatens to erase their way of life forever. 

About the Author:

Igor Krupnik is a cultural anthropologist and curator of the Arctic and Northern Ethnology collections at the Department of Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Michael Chlenov is professor at the Maimonides State Jewish Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

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