Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Northern Review: New Book Reviews in Northern Studies

From: Brad Martin []

The Northern Review: New Book Reviews in Northern Studies

In an effort to generate discussion in the northern studies community about recent works in the field, book reviews from the Fall 2009 issue of The Northern Review have been published on homepage of the Northern Research Network website. Book titles and reviewers are listed below
. The NRN homepage is here:

Members of the Northern Research Network will also find the reviews in the book review section of the website.

In the near future, book reviews published in print by The Northern Review will be available on the new journal website.

The Northern Review is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal concerned with exploration of human experience in the North. Yukon College publishes the journal twice a year, in spring and fall. Submissions in the social sciences, humanities and arts are welcome. Contact managing editor Deanna McLeod at or visit

Book Reviews:

Beverley Ballin Smith, Simon Taylor, and Gareth Williams, eds. West Over Sea: Studies in Scandinavian Sea-Borne Expansion and Settlement Before 1300. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2007. Reviewed by R. Andrew McDonald, Department of History, Brock University.

Dorothy Harley Eber. Encounters on the Passage: Inuit Meet the Explorers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. Reviewed by Brendan Griebel, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

Jen Hill. White Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008. Reviewed by Marionne Cronin, Research Associate, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto.

Monte Hummel and Justina C. Ray. Caribou and the North: A Shared Future. Forewards by Robert Redford and Stephen Kakfwi, sketches by Robert Bateman. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008. Reviewed by Christopher B. Wolff, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Peter Kulchyski and Frank James Tester. Kiumajut (Talking Back): Game Management and Inuit Rights, 1900-70. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007. Reviewed by John Sandlos, Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Natalia Loukacheva. The Arctic Promise: Legal and Political Autonomy of Greenland and Nunavut. Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 2007. Reviewed by Lisa Williams, Department of Political Science, York University.

Liza Piper. The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009. Reviewed by Stephen Bocking, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University.

Russell A. Potter. Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Janice Cavell, historian, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and adjunct research professor, Carleton University.

Niobe Thompson. Settlers on the Edge: Identity and Modernization on Russia's Arctic Frontier. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008. Reviewed by Andy Bruno, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Thomas F. Thornton. Being and Place Among the Tlingit. Seattle: University of Washington Press, in association with Sealaska Heritage Institute, 2007. Reviewed by Jeff Oliver, Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen.

Graeme Wynn. Canada and Arctic North America: An Environmental History. Santa Barbara, CA, Denver, CO, and Oxford, England: ABC-CLIO, 2007. Reviewed by Andrew Stuhl, Department of History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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