New book about young people in the Arctic

12.10.2021 15:39

Recently published book is the first multidisciplinary volume presenting original research on Arctic youth.

Young People, Wellbeing and Placemaking in the Arctic edited By Florian Stammler (Arctic Centre University of Lapland) and Reetta Toivanen (University of Helsinki) presents the results of two research projects on youth wellbeing and senses of place in the Arctic region.

Sustainability of Arctic settlements depends a lot on whether or not young people see such places as offering opportunities for a good life. In the book several authors explore what a good future looks like for young people in the Arctic region.

The book is focusing especially on the diverse avenues that youth pursue to achieve a good life in the Arctic. The contributions also show which social, economic, political and legal conditions provide the best frame for youth agency in Arctic settlements. All in all, the book introduces the Arctic as a place for opportunities, the realization of life trajectories and young people’s images of home.

The book is intended for all interested in anthropology, political science, Arctic urban studies, youth studies, Arctic social sciences and humanities in general.

Open access publication: Young People, Wellbeing and Placemaking in the Arctic edited, Ed. Florian Stammler and Reetta Toivanen, Routledge, 2021

More information:

Florian Stammler
Research professor
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
+358 400 138 807