The Indigenous Identity of the South Saami

Historical and Political Perspectives on a Minority within a Minority

by Håkon Hermanstrand, Asbjørn Kolberg, Trond Risto Nilssen, Leiv Sem

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Book Description

This book is a novel contribution in two ways: It is a multi-disciplinary examination of the indigenous South Saami people in Fennoscandia, a social and cultural group that often is overlooked as it is a minority within the Saami minority. Based on both historical material such as archaeological evidence, 20th century newspapers, and postcard motives as well as current sources such as ongoing land-right trials and recent works of historiography, the articles highlight the culture and living conditions of this indigenous group, mapping the negotiations of different identities through the interaction of Saami and non-Saami people through the ages. By illuminating this under-researched field, the volume also enriches the more general debate on global indigenous history, and sheds light on the construction of a Scandinavian identity and the limits of the welfare state and the myth of heterogeneity and equality.

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Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
187
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030050283
ISBN10
3030050289
ISBN13 Digital
9783030050290
ISBN10 Digital
3030050297
PDF Size
4.6 MB
License
CC BY

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