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Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Andrew Stuhl


The Arctic is often imagined as a scene of unprecedented environmental and social transformations. Such conceptions conceal historical legacies that precede climate change and globalization in the far north. This book addresses this issue by treating one hundred years of scientific practice in the North American Arctic as colonial and environmental history. Between 1881 and 1984, science provided a vector by which Canada and the United States each established colonial relationships with Inuit lands in Alaska, Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. These relationships changed over time ... More

Keywords: arctic climate change environmental history history of science Alaska Yukon Territory Northwest Territories colonialism Inuit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226416649
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Stuhl, author
Bucknell University