The Testaments out now
White Lies About the Inuit - Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom (Paperback)
  • White Lies About the Inuit - Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom (Paperback)
zoom

White Lies About the Inuit - Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom (Paperback)

(author)
£17.99
Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/12/2007
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Inuit are a familiar part of Canadian identity but also exotic residing in the remote Arctic. The mix of the familiar and the exotic has resulted in the creation and perpetuation of a number of "White Lies." These are stories that have been developed over long periods of time, reproduced in classrooms, anthropology and sociology textbooks, and other media, but have been rarely challenged, contributing to misunderstandings that have ultimately, in subtle ways, diminished the stature of Inuit traditional culture. In this lively book, designed specifically for introductory students, Steckley unpacks three "White Lies"-the myth that there are fifty-two words for snow, that there are blond, blue-eyed Inuit descended from the Vikings, and that the Inuit send off their elders to die on ice floes. Debunking these popular myths allows him to illustrate how knowledge is shaped by Western social science, particularly the anthropology of the "Other," and that it can be flawed. In the process, students learn not only about Inuit culture, but about the difference between popular and scholarly research.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781551118758
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm

You may also be interested in...

Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Added to basket
A Russian Journal
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
MOD
Added to basket
MOD
£12.99
Paperback
Classics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
My Future Listography
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The History of Sexuality: 1
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
Ways of Curating
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Revolution In The Head
Added to basket
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
Conspicuous Consumption
Added to basket
The Language of Things
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.