Winter 2022 Reading Group: Greenlandic Culture, Politics, and History
As a research group, we are reading together in anticipation of our visit to Greenland to learn from Inuit fermenters in South Greenland. This eclectic list includes readings, films, and audio about Greenlandic culture, politics, and history. Some of it is created by Inuit Greenlanders and other work is written about Inuit Greenlanders by non-Inuit European and U.S.-based researchers, and other works are created by Arctic Inuit people beyond Greenland. It is not a comprehensive list but has been improvised collectively by group members.
- H.C. Petersen, Kalaallit ilisimasaat : Pisuussutit uumassusillit Nunatsinnilu pinngortitap pisuussutai = Local knowledge : living resources and natural assets in Greenland. Montreal; Hanover: International Polar Institute Press, 2010.
- Andrew R Mahoney, Shari Fox Gearheard, Lene Kielsen Holm, Henry Huntington, eds.The Meaning of Ice: People and Sea Ice in Three Arctic Communities. International Polar Institute, 2017.
- Janne Flora, Wandering Spirits: Loneliness and Longing in Greenland (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019).
- Liboiron, Max. Pollution is Colonialism (Duke, 2021).
- Erik W. Born, Anna Heilmann, Lene Kielsen Holm, Kristin L. Laidre, and Maria Iversen. Walruses and the Walrus Hunt in West and Northwest Greenland. Museum Tusculanum Press, 2017.
- Brower, Harry, and Karen Brewster. The Whales, They Give Themselves: Conversations with Harry Brower, Sr. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2004.
Articles and Reports
- Lene Holm, Lenore A. Grenoble, Ross Virginia, “A praxis for ethical research and scientific conduct in Greenland” Inuit studies 35(1-2):187. January 2011.
- Campbell R, Hauptmann A, Campbell K, Fox S, Marco ML. Better understanding of food and human microbiomes through collaborative research on Inuit fermented foods. Microbiome Res Rep 2022;1:5. http://dx.doi.org/10.20517/mrr.2021.06
- Saima May Sidik, “Weaving Indigenous Knowledge into the Scientific Method” Nature (Career Features) January 11, 2022.
- Inuit Circumpolar Council, Ethical and Equitable Engagement Synthesis Report (2021).
- Otte, Andreas. 2018. “Attending Concerts: Local Musicking among Greenlandic Youth.” In The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking, 43-54.
- Otte, Andreas. 2015. “Nuuk Underground: Musical Change and Cosmopolitan Nationalism in Greenland.” Popular Music, 34, 113-133.
- Otte, Andreas. 2013. ”The Music in Greenland and Greenland in the Music: Globalization and Performance of Place.” 37 pages www.greenlandicpopularmusic.com
- Otte, Andreas. 2013. “Polar Bears, Eskimos, and Indie Music – Using Greenland and the Arctic as a co-brand for popular music.” In Modernization and heritage: How to combine the two in Inuit societies, edited by Karen Langgård and Kenneth Pedersen, 130-150. Nuuk: Ilisimatusarfik/Forlaget Atuagkat.
- Whyte, Kyle. "Critical Investigations of Resilience: A Brief Introduction to Indigenous Environmental Studies & Science" Daedelus (Spring 2018)
- “Eallu: Indigenous Youth, Food Knowledge & Arctic Change” AN ARCTIC COUNCIL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP REPORT FROM THE EALLU PROJECT IN 2015–2017.
- Inuit Circumpolar Council, "FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-GOVERNANCE: INUIT ROLE IN MANAGING ARCTIC MARINE RESOURCES," 2020.
- Inuk (2010)
- The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)
- White Paper (2021)
- Winter’s Yearning (2019)
- Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution (2014)
- Tungijuq / What We Eat (2019)
- Games of the North: Playing for Survival (2010)
- Nanook Discography:
- Seqinitta Qinngorpaatit (2010)
- Ai Ai (2011)
- Live In Nuuk (2013)
- Pissaaneqaqisut (2014)
- Ataasiusutut Misigissuseq (2018)
- Ilissinnut (Live in Inussivik) (2020)