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Cultures of Reciprocity and Cultures of Control in the Circumpolar North
2014 (English)In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 8, no 2, 11-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article surveys different cultures of engagement between people, animals, and the landscape across the circumpolar Arctic. Through ethnographic examples the article describes offering rituals and placings in several Arctic contexts in the light of the emphasis they place on affirming personhood. Similarly, rituals of management and regulation are described in the terms of how they strive to create predictability and control. The article tries to mediate this contrast by examining “architectural” examples of co-operation and co-domestication between humans, animals and landscapes. The article concludes with a reflection on how the themes of “origins” and “animal rights” further reconstruct these dichotomies.

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Umeå, 2014. Vol. 8, no 2, 11-27 p.
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Human-animal relationships, circumpolar, reciprocity, management, animal rights, domestication
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Cultural Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121003OAI: diva2:930588
Available from: 2016-05-24 Created: 2016-05-24 Last updated: 2016-05-24

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