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Hunters, Predators and Prey


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List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 2. The Animals and Their Environment Chapter 3. Becoming A Good Hunter Life and Death Chapter 4. The Raven, The Bringer of Light Chapter 5. Qupirruit, Masters of Life And Death Fellow Hunters Chapter 6. The Dog, Partner of The Hunter Chapter 7. The Bear, A Fellow Hunter Prey Chapter 8. The Caribou, The Lice of The Earth Chapter 9. Seals, The Offspring of The Sea Woman Chapter 10. The Whale, Representing The Whole Comparison and Conclusions Appendix I: Inuit Elders Glossary of Inuktitut Words References Index

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Frederic Laugrand is Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Universite Laval and Director of the journal Anthropologie et Societes. He is the author of Mourir et Renaitre. La Reception du Christianisme par les Inuit de l'Arctique de l'Est Canadien (PUL, 2002) and co-author with Jarich Oosten of Inuit Shamanism and Christianity: Transitions and Transformations in the XXth Century (MQUP, 2009), The Ethnographical Recordings of Inuit Oral Traditions by Father Guy. Mary-Rousseliere (2010), Between Heaven and Earth. The Recollections of Felix Kupak (2012). Jarich Oosten was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was author of The War of the Gods: The Social Code in Indo-European Mythology (Routledge and Kegan, 1985). He and Frederic Laugrand co-edited books in three different series at the Nunavut Arctic College. The two co-authored Apostle to the Inuit (University of Toronto Press, 2006), The Sea Woman (Alaska University Press, 2009) and Hardships of the Past: Recollections of Arviat Elders (2011).


"This is a beautiful and deeply humbling book whose detailed accounts show the depth, power, and wisdom of a worldview too often dismissed or forgotten. For all scholars of the Arctic and indigenous peoples and of major interest to thoughtful philosophers. Essential." Choice

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