The centuries old specific narrative about the Arctic region is a paradox: on the one hand, the area is portrayed as a periphery empty of people, as terra nullius. At the same time, it is imagined as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty, and a “resource frontier” from which riches can be extracted. The indigenous population in the Arctic is often presented as having a special connection to nature, that is, as being “people of nature.” This has often been done by dichotomous constructions. Thus, situating indigenous peoples on the outside of culture and politics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication Year24 Sep 2019
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVoices for Sustainability

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology

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