About the Hearth: Perspectives on the Home, Hearth and Household in the Circumpolar North

David G. Anderson (Editor), Robert P. Wishart (Editor), Virginie Vaté (Editor)

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The circumpolar Arctic is at the center of multiple controversies as international competition over resources threatens the places that many people call home. This collection takes the home and the hearth as a central site revealing the ways in which history, cosmology, demography, colonialism, and architecture are intertwined. Based on years of in-depth, international research, this book presents and analyzes how the peoples of the circumpolar North envision their dwelling places using local idioms of life appropriate to the region. This book sets a new standard for interdisciplinary work within the humanities and social sciences and includes the work of anthropologists, museum curators, archaeologists, and demographers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages324
ISBN (Electronic)9780857459817
ISBN (Print)9780857459800
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2013


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