Bridging Divides : Ethno-political Leadership Among the Russian Sami Hardback
The Sami are a Northern indigenous people whose land, Sapmi, spreads over the territories of four states: Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia.
For the Sami of the Nordic countries, the last decades of the 20th century were a renaissance of sorts: their indigenous rights were partially recognized, they experienced a cultural and linguistic revival and Sami parliaments were established.
The Soviet Sami, on the other hand, had little opportunity to develop independent ethno-political organizations and were isolated from their ethnic kin across the closed border.
This book tells the story of what happened in the two decades that followed: the Russian Sami attempted a linguistic revival, sought to mend the Cold War scars across Sapmi, and established their own independent ethno-political organizations.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 168 pages, 11 figs & tables
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 29/10/2012
- Category: Indigenous peoples
- ISBN: 9780857456670
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