New book on Social and Cultural Sustainabilities in the Arctic
Arctic Centre’s Northern Political Economy Research Group established an overview focusing on social and cultural dimensions of sustainability in different Northern case studies in Finland, Russia and Greenland.
The book explores these thematics through paying attention to
resources in different definitions and forms and the ways in which they
entangle in the realities and expectations of social and cultural
sustainability in the region.
Exploiting natural resources is not
just an economic issue - instead it is entwined with various societal,
political and cultural dimensions. The book presents examples of
different social and cultural sustainability dimensions among others in
Marjo Lindroth’s article ‘Greenland and the elusive better future: the
affective merging of resources and independence’ and Francis Joy’s
article on exploiting Sámi cultural heritage in tourism in Finland.
book is published by Routledge and co-edited by Research Professor
Monica Tennberg, University Lecturer in Political Science Hanna Lempinen
and Doctoral Candidate in Political Science Susanna Pirnes.
Resources, Social and Cultural Sustainabilities in the Arctic
Link to the publisher's webpage
For more information:
Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland