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Willem Rasing


ISBN 978-1-897568-40-8

Publish Date

April 2017


6" x 9"

# of Pages

568 pages



Print format

EPUB, Trade paperback

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Available in Iqaluit at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

Too Many People

Too Many People: Contact, Disorder, Change in an Inuit Society, 1822–2015

Too Many People: Contact, Disorder, Change in an Inuit Society, 1822–2015 examines the history of contact between the outside world and a group of Inuit, the Iglulingmiut, living in Canada’s Eastern Arctic. The nature of these encounters and their impact is described and analyzed from 1822 to 2015. Seeking to understand how order was brought about and maintained during this period of nearly two centuries, the ongoing historical narrative that evolves displays a pattern of interconnected social, economic, political, cognitive, and volitional changes in Iglulingmiut society.
This volume includes a foreword by George Wenzel, author of Animal Rights, Human Rights: Ecology, Economy, and Ideology in the Canadian Arctic.

Willem Rasing is a social studies and philosophy teacher and an associated researcher with the Department of Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). He is also a member of the Dutch research group Circumpolar Cultures. Willem’s research for Too Many People has helped establish the Igloolik Oral History Project as the leading archive of Inuit traditional knowledge and oral history.