Ethnic reindeer herders: Groupness among reindeer-herding Sámi in Northwest Finnish Lapland

Tapio Nykänen*, Leena Valkeapää

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    Abstrakti

    In the article, we examine the ethnic groupness among Sámi reindeer herders in Northwest Finnish Lapland. According to our results, reindeer herders recognize different groupnessess. Sáminess is perceived as an ethnic and often local, family-related groupness. Moreover, Sámi ethnicity is closely bound to the local herding life on the fells, in the cultural landscape of nomadism. Finnishness, on the other hand, involves meanings relating to the state and nation in particular. The interviews provide indications of the general rise of Sámi culture, the long-term influence of Finnish culture and the state and the multidimensional nature of ethnicities in everyday life, that is, an overlapping and richness of ethnicities and identifications.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    Sivut1181-1201
    JulkaisuETHNICITIES
    Vuosikerta19
    Numero6
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2019
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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