Collins Conference Room
Seminar
Speaker:
Elspeth Ready (Stanford University)

AbstractEthnographic research with Inuit in Kangiqsujuaq (Nunavik) highlights the primacy of environmental conditions and social relationships in access to hunted and gathered foods. In this talk, I investigate the relationships between household economics, traditional harvesting, and food sharing in Kangiqsujuaq, finding that economic trade-offs at the individual and household levels condition processes of household formation and the cooperative division of labour in the settlement; as well as broader patterns of social structure. I consider the relevance of these conclusions both for the resilience of communities to climate change and for models of the origins of inequality. 

Purpose:
Research Collaboration
SFI Host:
Eleanor Power

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