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Becoming Inummarik: Men's Lives in an Inuit Community

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What does it mean to become a man in the Arctic today? Becoming Inummarik focuses on the lives of the first generation of men born and raised primarily in permanent settlements. Forced to balance the difficulties of schooling, jobs, and money that are a part of village life with the conflicting demands of older generations and subsistence hunting, these men struggle to ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published March 10th 2014 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Mandy
Jun 29, 2014 Mandy rated it really liked it
Part of the McGill-Queen’s Native & Northern Series of books, this fascinating study of Inuit life uncovers a society that is having to come to terms with the demands of contemporary society whilst also holding on to all that is worthwhile from the life lived by their forebears. Based on 20 years of intense research, the author focusses in particularly on the first generation of young men who have been born and raised in permanent settlements and who have often become alienated from the ...more
Sam
Dec 31, 2014 Sam rated it really liked it
Deals with Inuit men's lives in transition, both in aging from young adult through to entering elder age as well as trying to cope with the tremendous changes and pressures facing modern Inuit communities.

Mainly filled with the author's interactions with local men, being immersed into the life as much possible, this book is filled with many stories and life lessons that can be learned and used to enhance our own personal lives regardless of our ethnic background or where we live.

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