The Resource Names and Nunavut : culture and identity in Arctic Canada, Valerie Alia, (electronic resource)

Names and Nunavut : culture and identity in Arctic Canada, Valerie Alia, (electronic resource)

Label
Names and Nunavut : culture and identity in Arctic Canada
Title
Names and Nunavut
Title remainder
culture and identity in Arctic Canada
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Alia
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. The premise of this study is that it is much more - a form of social control, a political activity, a key to identity maintenance and transformation. Governments legislate and regulate naming; people fight to take, keep, or change their names. A name change can indicate subjugation or liberation, depending on the circumstances. But it always signifies a change in power relations. Since the late 1970s, the author has looked at naming and renaming, cross-culturally and internationally, with particular attention to the effects of colonisation and liberation. The experience of Inuit in Canada is an example of both. Colonisation is only part of the Nunavut experience. Contrary to the dire predictions of cultural genocide theorists, Inuit culture -- particularly traditional naming -- has remained extremely strong, and is in the midst of a renaissance. Here is a ground-breaking study by the founder of the discipline of political onomastics"--Provided by publisher
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 305.897/1207195
  • 305.8971207195
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PM50.Z9
LC item number
N863 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Names and Nunavut : culture and identity in Arctic Canada, Valerie Alia, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The importance of names in Inuit culture -- Visiting, colonial style : from early days of cultural intervention to the Cold War -- Renamed overnight : the history of Project Surname -- 'The people who love you' : contemporary perspectives on naming in Nunavut -- Homelands and diasporas : concluding thoughts on the politics of naming
Control code
ocn875098846
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781845451653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7j097t
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34312316
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875098846
  • jstor0857458493
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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