Scandinavian Studies

A journal that presents scholarly coverage of medieval and modern languages of Scandinavia for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 2, Summer

Article Index for Back Issues: Volumes 64-74
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Collaborative Ethnography before Its Time: Johan Turi and Emilie Demant Hatt
Mon lean okta sapmelas guhte lean bargan visot sami bargguid ja mon dovddan visot sami dili.... Mon lean jurddasan, ahte dat livccui buoremus, jos livcciu dakkar girji, masa lea visot callojuvvon bajas sami eallin ja dilli ... ja vai eai beasa botnjat...
Introduction
THIS SPECIAL ISSUE of Scandinavian Studies on Sami culture is significant indeed. To my knowledge it represents the first time American scholars with interests in research on Sami language, culture, and social life have come together to produce a specific...
Laila Stien's Vekselsang: A Mirror on Reality
OCCASIONALLY A WORK OF FICTION comes along that presents a lucid picture of the real world and in so doing surpasses many ethnographic and sociological studies in its efficacy. Laila Stien's Vekselsang [Antiphony] published in 1997 does exactly that...
Mapping a Space for Sami Studies in North America
THE APPEARANCE OF THIS SPECIAL ISSUE of Scandinavian Studies attests to a growing interest in Sapmi (Samiland) and the Sami among Scandinavianists in North America as does the quasi-institutionalization of a Sami section at the 2001 SASS annual conference...
Preface
ATTENTION TO THE SOCIAL, political, ecological, and economic status of indigenous peoples all over the world--currently numbering over 350 million and representing over five thousand languages and cultures--has been on the ascendency since the United...
Sami Culture and Media
ISSUES OF ETHNICITY AND RACE in the United States often dominate the national consciousness. Americans are generally aware that issues of ethnicity and race matter in our culture. The institution known as the mass media is one of several ideological...
Sami Heritage Language Program Models: Balancing Indigenous Traditions and Western Ideologies within the Norwegian Educational System
THE SIGNIFICANCE AND OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY THE SAMI PEOPLE OF NORWAY have established heritage language programs in an attempt to revitalize their once dying language. Similar revitalization efforts have been implemented by a number of other indigenous...
The Son of the Sun Is Dead: A Commemoration of Nils-Aslak Valkeapaa
I GAZED UP AT THE STARRY HEAVENS last night to see whether a new star was shining there. I was almost certain that this was where Nils-Aslak Valkeapaa had gone, that the Sun--a father figure in Sami tradition--would want to have his son nearer to himself....
Tradition and Change in the Sub-Arctic: Sami Reindeer Herding in the Modern Era
FOR THE SAMI OF NORTHERN SCADINAVIA and the Kola Peninsula of Russia (see Figure 1), the reindeer (rangifer tarandus tarandus) has played an integral part in survival and livelihood in the sub-arctic. Over the last millenium, herding and husbandry...
"When a Lapp Is out on the High Fells": Literary Voice and Cultural Identity for the Sami
"JIETNA JA GIELA": VOICE AND LANGUAGE IN THE SAMI TRADITION Go sapmelas boahta moskkus gammarii, de son ii ipmir ii baljo maidege, go ii biegga beasa bossut njuni vuosta. Su jurdagat eai golgga, go leat seainnit ja moskkus oaivvi nalde. Ja...
With an End in Sight: Sympathetic Portrayals of "Vanishing" Sami Life in the Works of Karl Nickul and Andreas Alariesto
I ENTITLED THIS PAPER "With an End in Sight" because I hope to highlight the rhetorical or illocutionary purposes behind the decision to represent Sami people as a "vanishing" culture. In particular, I hope to explore what ends Karl Nickul and Andreas...