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Brody, Hugh.

Vancouver. Douglas & McIntyre, 1987. 254pp. paper, $14.95. ISBN 0-888-94-585-X. CIP

Grades 9 and up
Reviewed by Lillian M. Turner

Volume 16 Number 5
1988 September

Brody, born in England and currently living in London where he is an associate of Cambridge University's Scott Polar Research Institute, has spent a great deal of time in Canada's north studying the land, its history and its people. His previous books are Inishkilane (London: Faber and Faber, 1973, 1986), The People's Land,* Maps and Dreams,** and the film 1919, released last year. Living Arctic was published in collaboration with the British Museum and Indigenous Survival International.

In this account of northern hunters, Brody has organized his knowledge into twelve chapters. Stereotypes, peoples, children, mobility, language, frontiers, and the politics of survival are included. Each chapter has appropriate specific information backed up by statistics where feasible and is accompanied by maps, photographs, some in colour, and quotes from native peoples to elucidate various points. The whole comes together to provide a cohesive picture of those regions, cultures and societies that make up Canada's arctic and subarctic lands.

Living Arctic is recommended as a resource for secondary school and public libraries to provide anthropology and ethnology research material for sociology and native studies courses. The selected bibliography is divided into two sections: the peoples' own voices, and sources for information and opinions expressed by Brody in the text. Indexed.

Lillian M. Turner, Toronto, Ont.

*Reviewed vol. VII/1 Winter 1979 p.24.
**Reviewed vol. X/2 1982 p.110.

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