Profiles the history of the Inuit people from the first inhabitants to the present day society. More than 450 dictionary entries cover issues of society, ecomy, and politics; influential educators and writers, environmentalists, and politicians; and the many voluntary associations and governmental agencies that have played a role in Inuit history. The introductory essay, chrology, and well-developed bibliography make this an ideal reference source for the researcher or student.
Pamela R. Stern is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Stern's research among Inuit began in 1982 when she was a participant in the Harvard Adolescence Project directed by John and Beatrice B. Whiting. Her subsequent arctic research has concerned life course transitions, parenting, intelligence, women's health, romantic passion, spouse exchange, wage work, economic development, and citizenship. Dr. Stern's scholarly writings are published in American Anthropologist, Anthropologica, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Ethos, Etudes/Inuit/Studies, and Terrain. She has served as a reviewer for the journals Arctic, Arctic Anthropology, and Etudes/Inuit/Studies, and has been a guest editor of Arctic Anthropology. She is the co-editor with Lisa Stevenson of the forthcoming Critical Inuit Studies.