Article ID: CBB238707288

The Rush for Greenlandic Metals (2017)


Arctic indigenous peoples are widely recognized as living examples of successful adaptation to severe environmental conditions. However, ethnographic and anthropological studies tend to focus mainly on immaterial "traditional knowledge," while tangible artifacts and practices, related skills and technologies that still constitute the very existence of these communities remain largely unexplored. In this essay we suggest an alternative – designerly – look into the culture of Arctic natives in order to get closer to discovering secrets of withstanding extreme and ever-changing natural circumstances.

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Authors & Contributors
Doel, Ronald E.
Bigelow, Allison Margaret
Luedecke, Cornelia
Holden, William N.
Robins, Nicholas A.
Petersen, Nikolaj
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
History of Meteorology
Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Journal of Historical Geography
History of Science
Indiana University Press
Yale University
University of Calgary Press
University of North Carolina Press
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Mines and mining
Cross-national interaction
Science and politics
Spain, colonies
Ahlmann, Hans Wilhelmsson
Wegener, Alfred Lothar
Columbus, Christopher
Barba, Alvaro Alonso
Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo Fernández
Bartolomé Inga
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
Early modern
17th century
18th century
United States
Hawaii (U.S.)

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