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Record #195641:

Who's afraid of Kaassassuk? Writing as a tool in coping with changing cosmology / Birgitte Sonne.

Title: Who's afraid of Kaassassuk? Writing as a tool in coping with changing cosmology / Birgitte Sonne.
Author(s): Sonne, Birgitte.
Date: 2010.
In: Études Inuit = Inuit Studies. (2010.), Vol. 34(2) (2010)
Abstract: Examines changes in symbolic meanings of environmental setting of pan-Inuit myth about maltreated orphan Kaassassuk who became strong man and exacted terrible revenge. Reviews versions of myth from traditional pan-Inuit and Greenland variants to Hans Lynge's play Kâgssagssuk (1966). Notes importance of context for interpretation of stories and literature, e.g. Lynge's addition of issues of identity and cultural "roots" to themes of traditional myth.
Notes:

Études Inuit = Inuit Studies. Vol. 34(2) :107-127 (2010).

In special issue Creative technologies.

Keywords: 325 -- Colonisation.
325.3 -- Native policy.
325.454 -- Native peoples, self-government.
364.122/.124 -- Social change and associated problems.
39 -- Ethnography: Inuit.
398.22 -- Sagas and historic legends.
8 -- Languages and literature.
82 -- Literature.
J -- Social sciences.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*38) -- Greenland.
(489) -- Denmark.
SPRI record no.: 195641

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