Circumpolar Problems: Habitat, Economy, and Social Relations in the Arctic contains papers presented at the Symposium on Circumpolar Problems, organized by the Nordic Council for Anthropological Research and held on September 14-21, 1969 in Lulea, Sweden and Tromso, Norway. Organized into 22 chapters, this book begins with some comparisons between Greenlanders and Lapps regarding their relationship to the inclusive society. Subsequent chapters discuss the urbanization, industrialization, and changes in the family in Greenland during the reform period since 1950; qqconservationqq and qqdestructionqq of traditional culture; and socio-economical transformation and modern ethnical development of the inhabitants of the Siberian polar zones of the north-eastern regions. Other chapters explain the migrations from nomad to urban districts in Northern Sweden; division of the Lapps into tradition areas; variations of settlement pattern and hunting conditions in three districts of Greenland; cultural concept in the Arctic Stone Age; and transition from hunting to nomadic economy in Finnmark.Until the advent of the snowmobile, the older generation had not been pushed aside by the trends of change. Now, however, it is mostly the younger generation that commands the skills and is willing to experiment with far-reachinganbsp;...
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