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Brännlund, IsabelleORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9380-0821
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Brännlund, I. (2019). Barnmorskan Gertrud Katarina Forsbom: Först på posten och ett helt liv i tjänst. In: Susanne Haugen (Ed.), Nybyggarliv. Berättelser om en tid och en bygd: Symposiebidrag från Vilhelminabiennalen 2–3 oktober 2017 (pp. 45-58). Umeå: Johan Nordlander-sällskapet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barnmorskan Gertrud Katarina Forsbom: Först på posten och ett helt liv i tjänst
2019 (Swedish)In: Nybyggarliv. Berättelser om en tid och en bygd: Symposiebidrag från Vilhelminabiennalen 2–3 oktober 2017 / [ed] Susanne Haugen, Umeå: Johan Nordlander-sällskapet , 2019, p. 45-58Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, 2019
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, ISSN 0348-6664 ; 31
Keywords
Historia
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-164183 (URN)978-91-519-2818-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Wallenberg Foundations, 2012.0222
Available from: 2019-10-15 Created: 2019-10-15 Last updated: 2019-12-05
Brännlund, I. (2019). Familiar Places: A History of Place Attachment in a South Sami Community. Genealogy, 3(4), 1-18, Article ID 54.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Familiar Places: A History of Place Attachment in a South Sami Community
2019 (English)In: Genealogy, ISSN 2313-5778, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 1-18, article id 54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In contrast to situations in most other countries, Indigenous land rights in Sweden are tied to a specific livelihood—reindeer husbandry. Consequently, Sami culture is intimately connected to it. Currently, Sami who are not involved in reindeer husbandry use genealogy and attachment to place to signal Sami belonging and claim Sami identity. This paper explores the relationship between Sami genealogy and attachment to place before the reindeer grazing laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I show that within local Sami communities the land representing home was part of family history and identity while using historical archive material, narratives, and storytelling. State projects in the late 19th century challenged the links between family and land by confining Sami land title to reindeer husbandry, thereby constructing a notion of Sami as reindeer herders. The idea has restricted families and individuals from developing their culture and livelihoods as Sami. The construct continues to cause conflicts between Sami and between Sami and other members of local communities. Nevertheless, Sami today continue to evoke their connections to kinship and place, regardless of livelihood.

Keywords
Sápmi, kinship, place, taxation lands
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-164230 (URN)10.3390/genealogy3040054 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-17 Created: 2019-10-17 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Brännlund, I. (2018). Diverse Sami Livelihoods: A Comparative Study of Livelihoods in Mountain-Reindeer Husbandry Communities in Swedish Sápmi 1860-1920. Journal of Northern Studies, 12(2), 37-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diverse Sami Livelihoods: A Comparative Study of Livelihoods in Mountain-Reindeer Husbandry Communities in Swedish Sápmi 1860-1920
2018 (English)In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 37-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish state policy regarding the Sam.i from the late nineteenth century onward and studies on Sam.i history have tended to treat reindeer husbandry as much more important than other liveli- hoods practiced by Sam.i communities and families.By comparing live- lihood diversity insouthern and northem mountain-reindeer husband- ry communities in Swedish Säpmi (the traditional land of the Sami people) during the period 1860-1920, this study challenges the notions of Sam.i as reindeer herders and mountain reindeer husbandry as a no- madic monoculture. The results shows that Sami communities and families exploited diverse natural resources, trades and means of sub- sistence. The study supports an understanding of historical Sam.i live- lihoods, were reindeer husbandry as recognized as one of various Sam.i trades and means of subsistence, rather than as the Sam.i livelihood.

Keywords
livelihood diversity, reindeer husbandry, Sam.i history
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-164217 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-16 Created: 2019-10-16 Last updated: 2019-10-25Bibliographically approved
Brännlund, I. (2016). Alternativa vägar till släkthistorien. In: Per Axelsson, Elisabeth Engberg, Patrik Lantto & Maria J. Wisselgren; Sveriges släktforskarförbund; CEDAR - Enheten för demografi och åldrandeforskning; Vaartoe - Centrum för samisk forskning (Ed.), Samiska rötter: släktforska i svenska Sápmi (pp. 53-63). Sveriges släktforskarförbund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Alternativa vägar till släkthistorien
2016 (Swedish)In: Samiska rötter: släktforska i svenska Sápmi / [ed] Per Axelsson, Elisabeth Engberg, Patrik Lantto & Maria J. Wisselgren; Sveriges släktforskarförbund; CEDAR - Enheten för demografi och åldrandeforskning; Vaartoe - Centrum för samisk forskning, Sveriges släktforskarförbund , 2016, p. 53-63Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges släktforskarförbund, 2016
Series
Sveriges släktforskarförbunds handböcker ; 12
Keywords
Släktforskning, Sápmi
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125205 (URN)9789188341037 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-09-07Bibliographically approved
Drugge, A.-L. & Brännlund, I. (2016). Challenging the mainstream through parrhesiastic theory and practice (1ed.). In: Anna-Lill Drugge (Ed.), Ethics in indigenous research: past experiences - future research (pp. 105-116). Umeå: Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging the mainstream through parrhesiastic theory and practice
2016 (English)In: Ethics in indigenous research: past experiences - future research / [ed] Anna-Lill Drugge, Umeå: Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research , 2016, 1, p. 105-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research, 2016 Edition: 1
Series
Samiska studier, ISSN 1651-5153
Keywords
Ethics, Indigenous, Sami, Indigenous methodologies, Colonialism, Etik, Urfolk, Samer, Urfolksmetodologi, Kolonialism
National Category
History Ethnology
Research subject
Ethics; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123120 (URN)978-91-7601-457-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Brännlund, I. (2015). Histories of reindeer husbandry resilience: land use and social networks of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi 1740-1920. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Centrum för samisk forskning, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Histories of reindeer husbandry resilience: land use and social networks of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi 1740-1920
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Historier om renskötselns resiliens : markanvändning och sociala nätverk inom renskötseln på den svenska sidan av Sápmi 1740-1920
Abstract [en]

Against a background of ongoing and predicted climatic and environmental change facing humans on a global level, this thesis combines historical perspectives with theories of social resilience in a study of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi, from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The thesis includes four individual studies that examine the topic from different angles, connected together by reoccurring elements of social resilience. The first paper analyses the adaptive capacity of reindeer husbandry communities in the northernmost part of Swedish Sápmi during the 19th to early 20th century, using materials from the Sami bailiffs’ archives, governors’ reports and documentation from official committees. The second paper is based on similar materials and explores livelihood diversity of reindeer husbandry in southern and northern regions of Swedish Sápmi from 1860 to 1920. The third paper examines the social networks of reindeer husbandry and includes an analysis on how these are represented in demographic sources at the turn of the 20th century. The fourth and final paper examines taxation lands as objects of place-attachment in a south Sami reindeer husbandry context from 1740 to 1870.

The thesis demonstrates that communities and families practiced highly flexible herding in terms of what pasture area they used, when and how they used it and with whom. In order to maintain this flexibility, communities needed authority to manage their own livelihoods and a diverse and interconnected landscape. The results further show that reindeer husbandry was a dynamic and diverse livelihood, well into the 20th century. Fishing, hunting, trapping or farming was part of many reindeer herding families’ livelihoods. By tethering aspects of diversity to norms and ideals within the communities included in the study, I argue that farming can be understood as both an enforced adaptation and as an adaptive capacity depending on the ideals within the community in question.

The thesis supports the notions that reindeer husbandry since long has faced many challenges, including: border closings; competing land uses; disturbance from settlers; enforced regulations and laws concerning reindeer husbandry; and restrictions of livelihood diversity. Furthermore, these challenges were not only sources of disturbances in their own right, but they also restricted the adaptive capacity of reindeer herding communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Centrum för samisk forskning, Umeå universitet, 2015. p. 107
Series
Skrifter från Centrum för samisk forskning, ISSN 1651-5455 ; 21
Keywords
History, Sápmi, reindeer husbandry, resilience, adaptive capacity, livelihood diversity, taxation land, place-attachment, social organization
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100527 (URN)978-91-7601-233-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-03-27, Humanisthuset, Hörsal F, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2015-03-06 Created: 2015-03-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Allard, C., Axelsson, P., Brännlund, I., Cocq, C., Hjortfors, L.-M., Jacobsson, L., . . . Össbo, Å. (2015). Rasbiologiskt språkbruk i statens rättsprocess mot sameby. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rasbiologiskt språkbruk i statens rättsprocess mot sameby
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2015 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Statens hantering av forskningsresultat i rättsprocessen med Girjas sameby utgör ett hot mot Sverige som rättsstat och kunskapsnation. Åratal av svensk och internationell forskning underkänns och man använder ett språkbruk som skulle kunna vara hämtat från rasbiologins tid. Nu måste staten ta sitt ansvar och börja agera som en demokratisk rättsstat, skriver 59 forskare.

Keywords
girjas, samer, rasbiologi, urfolk, diskriminering
National Category
History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111276 (URN)
Note

Publicerad: 2015-06-11

Available from: 2015-11-11 Created: 2015-11-11 Last updated: 2018-09-07Bibliographically approved
Brännlund, I. (2014). Markanvändning i Vilhelmina norra sameby: Girijaure lappskatteland 1740–1919. In: Erik Norberg och Ulf Stefan Winka (Ed.), Sydsamer - Landskap och historia: Ett dokumentationsprojekt på sydsamiskt område under åren 2012-2014 (pp. 116-144). Östersund: Gaaltje
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Markanvändning i Vilhelmina norra sameby: Girijaure lappskatteland 1740–1919
2014 (Swedish)In: Sydsamer - Landskap och historia: Ett dokumentationsprojekt på sydsamiskt område under åren 2012-2014 / [ed] Erik Norberg och Ulf Stefan Winka, Östersund: Gaaltje , 2014, p. 116-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Gaaltje, 2014
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Gaaltije, ISSN 1650-3503 ; 16
Keywords
Historia, Markanvändning, Sydsamer, Skatteland, Åsele lappmark, Vilhelmina norra sameby
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97068 (URN)9789198115901 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-10 Created: 2014-12-10 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Brännlund, I. & Axelsson, P. (2013). Family matters: representation of Swedish Sámi households at the turn of the nineteenth century. In: David G. Anderson, Robert P. Wishart, Virginie Vaté (Ed.), About the hearth: perspectives on the home, hearth, and household in the circumpolar north (pp. 103-122). Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family matters: representation of Swedish Sámi households at the turn of the nineteenth century
2013 (English)In: About the hearth: perspectives on the home, hearth, and household in the circumpolar north / [ed] David G. Anderson, Robert P. Wishart, Virginie Vaté, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2013, p. 103-122Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2013
Keywords
Historical demography, Indigenous peoples, Sami History, Household structure
National Category
History Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57015 (URN)9780857459800 (ISBN)9780857459817 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-07-02 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Ledman, A.-L., Brännlund, I., Löf, A., Sandström, M., Sehlin Macneil, K., Åsa, Ö., . . . Lantto, P. (2013). Vänd på perspektiven Umeå2014. Västerbottens Kuriren
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2013 (Swedish)In: Västerbottens Kuriren, ISSN 1104-0246Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Västerbottens Kuriren, 2013
National Category
Cultural Studies History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87206 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel publicerad 2013-09-13.

Available from: 2014-03-24 Created: 2014-03-24 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Projects
Aktasne - Together II: New perspectives, theories and methodologies on Sámi studies [2015-1739_Formas]; Umeå University
Organisations
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