Youth carvers and the Inuit art industry in Kinngait, Nunavut

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dc.contributor.advisor Fletcher, Christopher M., 1963-
dc.coverage.spatial Nunavut
dc.creator Moxon, James W. 2011-05-09T12:32:52Z 2011-05-09T12:32:52Z 1999
dc.identifier.other E99 E7 M69 1999
dc.description ix, 129 [20] leaves : map ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 122-129).
dc.description.abstract This study, based on 7 weeks of fieldwork in the Eastern Arctic community of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), examines the current experiences characterizing youth participation in the community carving industry. For the purpose of the study a young carver was defined as anyone under the age of 30. During fieldwork interviews were held with 23 young carvers in Kinngait. The discussions with young carvers illuminate the various relationships between young people, carving, and community life. The research shows that carving firmly supports and enhances the economic, social, and cultural lives of Kinngait youth while contributing to the community's vitality. However, as many youth discussed, the present structure of the industry can actually discourage their artistic freedom and imagination. In many cases, the ability of young carvers to securely develop their artistic talents is constrained by structural features of the industry and by local economic circumstances. Planning efforts to strengthen carving in Kinngait should strive to create a supportive environment that facilitates youth imagination and talent. Community planning efforts addressing the development of young carvers is necessary to ensure the sustainability of the carving industry in Kinngait.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E99.E7
dc.subject.lcsh Inuit youth -- Nunavut -- Cape Dorset
dc.subject.lcsh Stone carvers -- Nunavut -- Cape Dorset
dc.subject.lcsh Inuit artists -- Nunavut -- Cape Dorset
dc.subject.lcsh Cape Dorset (Nunavut) -- Economic conditions
dc.title Youth carvers and the Inuit art industry in Kinngait, Nunavut
dc.type Text Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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