|Publicerad i||Journal of Northern Studies|
Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
|Ämnesord||Iqualuit, Nunavut, Canada's Arctic, indigenous peoples, environmental NGOs, sustainable development, geopolitics|
The book under review is based on journalist Gerd Braune's many visits to the Canadian Arctic and elsewhere above the Arctic Circle. It gives an insightful account of the history of Iqualuit, the capital of the autonomous Canadian territory Nunavut and other regions of the Canadian North, both the upsides and downsides of rapid "development" and compares similar histories and events with other Arctic regions, particularly Greenland, Alaska and Russia, and to some extent Scandinavia. The book affords an important contribution to some hot topics of our time: climate change, natural resource exploitation, entanglement of geosciences with current trends, and indigenous peoples' responses in various modes of coping with rapid change.