'It is windier nowadays': Coastal livelihoods and changeable weather in Qeqertarsuaq

Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportPh.D. thesis

This thesis was based on a year-long participant-observer based fieldwork with coastal fishermen and their families on the island of Qeqertarsuaq in Disko Bay, west Greenland. Over the years, Qeqertarsuarmiut have witnessed increasingly stringent whaling quotas and, more recently, a global crisis-narrative about climate change which often ignores the reality of coastal livelihoods in the Arctic. In popular debates about whaling, aboriginal subsistence whalers (ASWs) are generally portrayed as ‘uncivilised’ while the climate crisis-narrative features arctic coastal dwellers as somehow more ‘exposed’ or ‘vulnerable’ to environmental fluctuations than the rest of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages320
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Greenland, Climate Change, Adaptation, Inuit

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