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Satu Uusiautti and Nafisa Yeasmin published a new book on top research on the past, present, and future of Arctic (im)migration

21.3.2019 8:39

Professor Satu Uusiautti and project manager, Dr. Nafisa Yeasmin edited a scientific book titled “Human Migration in the Arctic. The Past, Present, and Future”. It was published by an international, high-grade publisher Palgrave Macmillanin (graded at level 3 on the Finnish Publication Forum).

The editors decided to compile a book that takes a multidisciplinary look at the migration and its related phenomena and future issues in the Arctic region.

— We ask what we can learn from the past. What are the challenges and solutions of tomorrow? Arctic questions are now extremely topical, but still less studied. We wanted to highlight what has been studied, Yeasmin describes.

The peer-reviewed book includes articles written by not only researchers from the University of Lapland but also international researchers of the Arctic region all the way from, for example, Alaska and Norway. The book introduces economic, social, legislative, and educational viewpoints to (im)migration. The research foci cover both minorities moving in the region and local, Arctic indigenous peoples.

— Editing this book was an interesting and ambitious project due to its multidisciplinary nature. We hope that the versatile viewpoints would be useful when considering solutions concerning the Arctic region from various sides. Eventually, it is the question of what are the prerequisites of the Arctic region to flourish now and in the future, Uusiautti deliberates.

The book is meant to serve researchers and educators of higher education institutions as well as everyone interested in Arctic research and (im)migration in the region.

The editors are having a small publication event on Tuesday April 2nd, at 13.00, Lecture hall LS13 at the University of Lapland. Welcome!

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Contact information:

Prof. Satu Uusiautti

Dr. Nafisa Yeasmin