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An Urban Future for Sápmi?
Indigenous Urbanization in the Nordic States and Russia
Edited by Mikkel Berg-Nordlie, Astri Dankertsen and Marte Winsvold
298 pages, 20 illus., bibliog.,index
ISBN 978-1-80073-264-3 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Not Yet Published (November 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-265-0 eBook Not Yet Published
“I am very impressed… The book is well-written, analytically sound and solid, has a really good empirical basis, and presents some lines of argument that are both innovative and interesting. Adding the Russian Sámi context to the bigger field of Sámi studies is really called for, and gives important insights.” • Torjer Olsen, Arctic University of Norway
“The book is very interesting, well written and relevant. I found it entirely fascinating and educational, and could see a lot of connections to issues that other urban Indigenous groups across the globe face.” • Kelly Greenop, University of Queensland
Presenting the political and cultural processes that occur within the indigenous Sámi people of North Europe as they undergo urbanization, this book examines how they have retained their sense of history and culture in this new setting. The book presents data and analysis on subjects such as indigenous urbanization history, urban indigenous identity issues, urban indigenous youth, and the governance of urban “spaces” for indigenous culture and community. The book is written by a team of researchers, mostly Sámi, from all the countries covered in the book.
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie is a Sámi historian. He is a senior researcher at the NIBR Institute for Urban and Regional Research at the Oslo Metropolitan University (NIBR-OsloMet), is responsible for Sámi history articles in the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia (SNL) and is a member of Norway’s Expert Group for Sámi statistics.
Astri Dankertsen is a Sámi sociologist. She is an associate professor at Nord University in Norway, and the head of the Division for Environmental Studies, International Relations, Northern Studies and Social Security.
Marte Winsvold is a Norwegian political scientist. She is a senior researcher at the Institute for Social Research in Oslo.
Subject: Anthropology (General) Urban Studies Sociology
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