Reviews and Presentations

Review Articles

Golovnyov, Gail Osherenko: Siberian Survival. The Nenets and Their Story. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London 1999, 176 pages. Reviewed by Yulian Konstantinov, Acta Borealia 18(1): 81-86

 

Book Reviews

Andersson, Olle: Den sista rajden. Samer berätter om livet førr. [The last trek. Saamis telling about life in previous times]. Jamtli förlag, Umeå 2002. 109 pages.Reviewed by Åke Junge, Acta Borealia 21(2): 133-143

Anttonen, Marjut: Etnopolitiikkaa Ruijassa. Suomalaislähtöusen väestön identiteettien politisoituminen 1990-luvulla. Suomen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Vammala 1999, 521 pages. Reviewed by Renè Gothòni, Acta Borealia 17(1): 123-124

Bjerkli, Bjørn og Selle, Per (red.): Samer, makt og demokrati. Sametinget og den nye samiske offentligheten. [The Sami People, Power and Democracy. The Sami Parliament and the New Sami Public Sphere]. Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo 2003. 461 pages. Reviewed by Rolf Sjölin, Acta Borealia 21(2): 119-125

Bulatov, Vladimir N.: Russkij Sever, Vols. 1-3, Izdatel’stvo Pomorskogo Universiteta, Archangel 1997-99, 352 + 352 + 336 pages. Reviewed by Jens Petter Nielsen, Acta Borealia 17(2): 106-108

Bull, Colin: Innocents in the Arctic: The 1951 Spitsbergen Expedition. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks 2005. 254 pages. Reviewed by Einar-Arne Drivenes, Acta Borealia 25(1): 80-82.

Büchten Daniela, Dzjakson Tatjana and Nielsen Jens Petter (eds): Russia and Norway. Across the Borders and Centuries. Publishing House Painter and Book, Moscow 2004. 504 pages. Reviewed by Alexandra Zadneprovskaya, Acta Borealia 22(1): 93-95

Büchten Daniela, Dzjakson Tatjana and Nielsen Jens Petter (eds): Norge – Russland. Naboer gjennom 100 år. [Russia and Norway. Across the Borders and Centuries]. Scandinavian Academic Press, Oslo 2004. Reviewed by Trond Thuen, Acta Borealia 22(1): 97

Cant Garth, Goodall Anake and Inns Justine (eds.): Discourses and Silences. Indigenous Peoples, Risks and Resistance, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 2005, 325 pages. Reviewed by Trond Thuen, Acta Borealia 24(1): 90-102

Culhane, Dara: The Pleasure of the Crown: Anthropology, Law and First Nations, Talon Books, Vancouver 1998, 407 pages. Reviewed by Richard Daly, Acta Borealia 16(1): 125-129

Drivenes, Einar Arne and Jølle, Harald Dag (eds.): Norsk polarhistorie, Vols. 1-3, Gyldendal, Oslo 2004. Reviewed by Knut Einar Eriksen, Acta Borealia 24(2): 176-182

Fewster, Derek (eds.): Folket: Studier i olika vetenskapers syn på begreppet folk. Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, Helsingfors 2000, 216 pages. Reviewed by Visa Immonen, Acta Borealia 18(2): 95-98

Gennadij, P. Popov and Davydov, Ruslan A.: Murman. Ocerki istorii kraja. Rossijskaja akademija nauk, Ekaterinburg 1999, 223 pages. Reviewed by Jens Petter Nielsen, Acta Borealia 17(2): 109-111

Hagen, Rune and Sparboe, Per Einar (eds.): Lilienskiold, Hans H.: Trolldom og ugudelighet i 1600-tallets Finnmark. University of Tromsø, Ravnetrykk no.18, Tromsø 1998. 312 pages. Reviewed by Ellen Alm, Acta Borealia 16(1): 130-134

Hansen, Lars Ivar and Olsen, Bjørnar: Samenes historie fram til 1750 [Saami History until 1750]. Cappelen Akademisk Forlag, Oslo 2004. 417 pages. Reviewed by Odd Mathis Hætta, Acta Borealia 22(2): 189-192

Helander, Elina: Samiska rättsuppfatningar [Sàmi Legal Conceptions]. Juridica Lapponica 30, Nordiska institutet för miljö- och minoritetsrätt [Nordic Institute of Environmental and Minority Rights], Rovaniemi 2004, 125 pages. Reviewed by Øyvind Ravna, Acta Borealia 23(1): 81-90

Hønneland, Geir B.: Russian Fisheries Management. The Precautionary Approach in Theory and Practice. Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden 2004. 190 pages. Reviewed by Alf Håkon Hoel, Acta Borealia 21(2): 117-118

Hønneland, Geir and Jørgensen, Anne-Kristin: Integration vs. Autonomy: Civil-Military Relations on the Kola Peninsula, Aldershot, Ashgate, England 1999, 200 pages. Reviewed by Yulian Konstantinov, Acta Borealia 17(1): 117-122

Jackson, Tatjana N. & Nielsen, J.P.: Russia-Norway: Physical and Symbolic Borders. Languages of Slavonic Culture, Russia 2005. 216 pages. Reviewed by Urban Wråkberg, Acta Borealia 25(1): 73-76

Jentoft, Svein, Minde, Henry and Nielsen, Ragnar (eds.): Indigenous Peoples. Resource Management and Global Rights. Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft 2003. 315 pages. Reviewed by Lennard Sillanpää, Acta Borealia 21(2): 127-132

Kasten, Erich (ed.): Properties of Culture – Culture as a Property: Pathways to Reform in Post-Soviet Siberia. Dietrich Reimer, Berlin 2004. Reviewed by David G. Anderson, Acta Borealia 23(1): 91-93

Kennedy, John C.: Island Voices. Fisheries and Community Survival in Northern Norway. Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft 2006. 178 pages. Reviewed by Trond Thuen, Acta Borealia 23(2): 172-176.

Khlobystin, Leonid P.: Taymyr. The Archaeology of Northernmost Eurasia. Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology 5. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington 2005. 235 pages. Reviewed by: Bryan C. Hood, Acta Borealia 23(2): 166-168.

Mebius, Hans: Bissie: studier i samisk religionshistoria [Bissie (the Sacred): Studies in the History of Sami Religion]. Jengel, Östersund 2003. 247 pages. Reviewed by Håkan Rydving, Acta Borealia 23(2): 168-172.

Meldgaard, Morten: Ancient Harp Seal Hunters of Disko Bay: Subsistence and Settlement at the Saqqaq Culture Site Qeqertasussuk (2400-1400 BC), West Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Man and Society No. 30, 2004. Nyt Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen 2004. Reviewed by T. Max Friesen, Acta Borealia 22(2): 196-200

Möller, Frank and Pehkonen, Samu (eds.): The Many Faces of the North. Encountering the North Cultural Geography, International Relations and Northern Landscapes. Ashgate, Aldershot & Burlington 2003. 308 pages. Reviewed by Marjut Anttonen, Acta Borealia 22(2): 192-196

Roberts, David: Shipwrecked on the Top of the World. Four against Arctic. Brown and Company, Little, London 2004. Paperback edition, Time Warner Books, 2005. Reviewed by Jens Petter Nielsen, Acta Borealia 23(1): 94-96

Ryymin, Teemu: Smitte, språk og kultur. Tuberkulosearbeidet i Finnmark [Contagion, language and culture. Tuberculosis work in Finnmark]. Scandinavian Academic Press/Spartacus Forlag, Oslo 2009, 368 pages. Reviewed by Ingunn Elstad, Acta Borealia 27(1): 116-118

Shepherd, D.J: Funerary Ritual and Symbolism. An Interdisciplinary Interpretation of Burial Practices in Late Iron Age Finland, BAR International Series 808, Oxford 1999, 133 pages, 19 maps. Reviewed by Charlotte Damm, Acta Borealia 17(2): 103-105

Sillanpää, Lennard: Awaking Siberia. From Marginalization to Self-Determination: The Small Indigenous Nations of Northern Russia on the Eve of the Millenium. Acta Politica No. 33, Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki 2008. Reviewed by Yulian Konstantinov, Acta Borealia 26(1): 115-118.

Sjölin, Rolf: En studie i icke-makt. Samer och samefrågor i svensk politik [A study of Non-power. Saami and Saami Issues in Swedish Politics]. Diedut no 2/2002. Nordic Sami Institute, Guovdageaidnu. 320 pages. Reviewed by Trond Thuen, Acta Borealia 21(1): 81-84

Svanberg, Ingvar: Hästslaktare och korgmakare. Resursutnyttjande och livsstil blant sockenlappar. [Horse slaughterers and basket makers. Resource utilization and life style among Parish Lapps]. Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, Umeå 1999. 120 pages. Reviewed by Åke Junge, Acta Borealia 21(2): 133-143

Starkey, David J., Reid, Chris and Ashcroft, Neil: England’s Sea Fisheries. The Commercial Sea Fisheries of England and Wales since 1300. Chatham Publishing, London 2000, 272 pages. Reviewed by Bjørn Petter Finstad, Acta Borealia 20(1): 91-94

Stepanenko, Aleksandr (ed.): Rasstrelyannaya semya (Istoricheskie ocherki o kolskikh saamakh). Murmansk 2003. 284 pages. Reviewed by Jens Petter Nielsen, Acta Borealia 21(1): 85-87

Storli, Inger: Hålogaland før rikssamlingen – politiske prosesser i perioden 100-900 e.Kr. [Hålogaland before the Unification – Political Processes in the Period AD 200-900]. Institutt for sammenlignende kulturforskning, Novus forlag, Oslo 2006. 224 pages. Reviewed by Frode Iversen. Acta Borealia 25(1): 76-80

Thomasson, Lars: Ur jämtlandssamernas nutidshistoria. En mer än hundraårig kulturkamp. [The recent history of the Saamis of Jämtland. A cultural struggle lasting more than a century]. Gaaltije – sydsamisk kulturcentrum, Östersund 2002. 249 pages. Reviewed by Åke Junge, Acta Borealia 21(2): 133-143

Wright, Miriam: A Fishery for Modern Times. The State and the Industrialization of the Newfoundland Fishery, 1934-1968. The Canadian Social History Series, Ottawa 2001, 196 pages. Reviewed by Bjørn Petter Finstad, Acta Borealia 18(1): 87-89

Aarsæther, Nils and Bærenholdt, Jørgen Ole (eds.): The Reflexive North. The Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2001, 294 pages. Reviewed by Trond Thuen, Acta Borealia 19(1): 95-100.

Aarsæther, Nils and Bærenholdt, Jørgen Ole (eds.): Transforming the Local. Coping Strategies and Regional Policies. The Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2001, 204 pages. Reviewed by Trond Thuen, Acta Borealia 19(1): 95-100.

 

Presentations of New Books about the North

Heininen, Lassi and Lassinanti, Gunnar (eds.): Security in the European North: From “Hard” to “Soft”, Arctic Centre Reports No. 32, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland 1999. Presented by Richard Langlais, Acta Borealia 16(2): 81-82

Jentoft, S.: Commons in a Cold Climate: Coastal Fisheries and Reindeer Pastoralism in North Norway – The Co-Management Approach, Man and the Biosphere Series Vol. 22, series editor J.N.R. Jeffers, UNESCO (Paris) and Parthenon (New York), 1998. Presented by Richard Langlais, Acta Borealia 16(2): 82

Petersen, Hanne and Poppel, Birger (eds.): Dependency, Autonomy, Sustainability in the Arctic, Aldershot, Ashgate, England 1999. Presented by Richard Langlais, Acta Borealia 16(2): 81

Vahtola, Jouko, Onnela Samuli and Aitamurto, Veikko (eds.) Turjanmeren maa, Petsamon historia 1920-1944, Petsamo-Seura r.y., Rovaniemi 1999. Presented by Jari Hautio, Acta Borelia 17(1): 125-126