Book Details


The Indigenous Identity of the South Saami

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-05029-0

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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. This book 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.

Subject: Social Sciences, Scandinavian, Linguistic Anthropology, Language Policy and Planning, Archaeology, indigenous populations, history of Fennoscandia, Saami minority rights, linguistic identity research, global indigenous history