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Quaqtaq: Modernity and Identity in an Inuit Community (Hardback)
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Quaqtaq: Modernity and Identity in an Inuit Community (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 01/04/1997
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How, in a world that is drastically changing, can the Inuit preserve their identity? Louis-Jacques Dorais explores this question in Quaqtaq, the first ethnography of a contemporary Canadian Inuit community to be published in over twenty-five years. The community of Quaqtaq is a small village on Hudson Strait where hunting and gathering are still the mainstays of life. In this description of Quaqtaq, based on data collected over a thirty-year period, we get a glimpse of its early cultural history, its development into a settled community, and its present realities. Dorais identifies three principal manifestations of local identity - kinship, religion, and language - that persist despite the brutal intrusion of modernity. He concludes by examining the role politics and education have played in the relationship between Quaqtaq and the outside world. Quaqtaq is a unique and important study that will be of interest to scholars, administrators, and citizens of Inuit and other native communities.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802041050
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 15 mm

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