Hunters, Predators and Prey: Inuit Perceptions of Animals (Hardback)
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Hunters, Predators and Prey: Inuit Perceptions of Animals (Hardback)

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Hardback 424 Pages / Published: 01/12/2014
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Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. Laugrand and Oosten examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture as a creator and a trickster, and qupirruit, a category consisting of insects and other small life forms. After these non-social and inedible animals, the authors discuss the dog, the companion of the hunter, and the fellow hunter, the bear, considered to resemble a human being. A discussion of the renewal of whale hunting accompanies the chapters about animals considered "prey par excellence": the caribou, the seals, and the whale, symbol of the whole. The volume concludes with a comparative analysis of the ethnographic data presented in the book.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782384052
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 231 x 157 x 20 mm

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