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Record #161756:

The spirit of silence. Greenlandic cultural life in a danish urban setting / Janne karina Flora.

Title: The spirit of silence. Greenlandic cultural life in a danish urban setting / Janne karina Flora.
Author(s): Flora, Janne karina.
Date: 2002.
Abstract: Author sees silence as commonly Greenlandic way of coping, not of failure, though it can be used to distance oneself from companion (who may be social worker). Latter may identify as problems what are solutions. Numbers of Greenlanders in Denmark, very roughly 10 000, led to opening of "Greenlandic houses" in major cities as communal centres, including places to find social workers. Author first made friends with Greenlanders in Nuuk, where colleagues, despite competent Danish, ostracised her until she tried to call for help in Greenlandic. She uses this situation to start themes of language, silence, humour, defensive laughter, trust and relations between Danes and Greenlanders. Interviews with four women and observations were conducted in and from Odense Greenland House. She also interviewed two men and two women. All have been in touch with Danish social workers, often with very little communication. Important notions are "feeling at home" and familiar food, while names are very important.
Keywords: 043(B) -- Theses: M.Phil.
39 -- Ethnography: Greenlanders.
36 -- Social welfare.
364.122/.124 -- Social change and associated problems.
J -- Social sciences.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(489) -- Denmark.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-THE: 2002[Flo]
SPRI record no.: 161756

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