Show simple item record

dc.contributorThe Pennsylvania State University CiteSeerX Archives
dc.contributor.authorFrank James Tester
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-24T19:20:41Z
dc.date.available2019-10-24T19:20:41Z
dc.date.created2017-02-28 01:24
dc.date.issued2016-09-04
dc.identifieroai:CiteSeerX.psu:10.1.1.842.2285
dc.identifierhttp://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.842.2285
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/1031974
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT: This paper deals with the application of postcolonial theory to a commission of enquiry into the colonial history of Inuit in the Qikiqtani (Baffin) Region of Nunavut Territory. While the colonial history of the period 1950-1980 has been the focus of the commission, much attention has been directed at the fate of Inuit sled dogs. There are many reasons for this focus. If anything typifies the movement of Inuit from a world impregnated with ritual, relationship and meaning to one of impersonal, secular commodity relations, the fate of Inuit sled dogs is it. The replacement of the sled dog with the snow machine—what Sartre would call a ‘practico-inert ’ manifestation of dead, and in this case imported, labour—was as existentially significant an act as one could imagine. The use of postcolonial theory in examining these transformations is explored. How the commodity has been treated (or largely ignored) by postcolonial theorists is exam-ined and the claim made that in much postcolonial theorizing, the transformation from cultural to commodity forms, the role of the commodity, the nature of consumption and the role of community in the transformation from one form of capitalist production (and the logic that accompanies it) have often been overlooked, underplayed or aligned with what is heralded as fresh theoretical turf in an undeserving, celebratory way. Reference is made to the work of Spivak, Bhabha, Said, Derrida and precursors to postcolonial theory, particularly the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Franz Fanon.
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsMetadata may be used without restrictions as long as the oai identifier remains attached to it.
dc.subjectInuit
dc.subjectsled dogs
dc.subjecttruth commission
dc.subjectcommodity
dc.subjectlabour
dc.subjectpostcolonialism
dc.subjectSpivak
dc.subjectBhabha
dc.subjectSartre
dc.subjectFanon
dc.subjectcapitalism
dc.titleCan the Sled Dog Sleep? Postcolonialism, Cultural Transformation and the Consumption of Inuit Culture
dc.typetext
ge.collectioncodeOAIDATA
ge.dataimportlabelOAI metadata object
ge.identifier.legacyglobethics:10670973
ge.identifier.permalinkhttps://www.globethics.net/gtl/10670973
ge.lastmodificationdate2017-02-28 01:24
ge.lastmodificationuseradmin@pointsoftware.ch (import)
ge.submissions0
ge.oai.exportid149001
ge.oai.repositoryid54
ge.oai.streamid5
ge.setnameGlobeTheoLib
ge.setspecglobetheolib
ge.linkhttp://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.842.2285
ge.linkhttp://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/article/download/457/1867/


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record