Social science projects 1999


The Changing Roles of Women in Inuit Society: A comparative Study

Kerrie Ann Shannon
Dept. of Sociology
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3QY
Scotland

October 1999 - March 2000

I propose to carry out an anthropological study of the changing roles of women in Inuit society by conduction formal and informal interviews with willing residents. I will examine recent changes in womenÕs lives in relation to social structure and gender divisions of labour, explore womenÕs contributions to the subsistence economy, and investigate their contributions to the formal wage economy. This project is planned (pending on funding) to be a comparative study between Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Nunavut). I will follow established guidelines for the ethical conduct of anthropological research, using the guidelines of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association.


An analysis of obstacles to economic development in Greenland, 1950 - 98

Joan Nymand Larsen
66 Carriage House Road
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Canada R2N 2J5

19/07/99 - 02/08/99

The objective is to develop econometric models for the dynamic timeseries analysis of obstacles to economic development in Greenland. The specific objectives are: to identify obstacles to, and determinants of, economic development in Greenland and subsequently to analyse economic development in Greenland over the period 1950-98; to analyse to what extent the economic development approach of the Home Rule government addresses the identified obstacles; to propose a strategy for economic development in Greenland that addresses obstacles to development; and to analyse what lessons Aboriginal communities in Canada can learn from the Greenlandic experience.


An analysis of obstacles to economic development in Greenland, 1950-1998

Joan Nymand Larsen
University of Manitoba
Departments of Economics
500 Fletscher Arque Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T, 5V5
Canada

01/05/99 - 01/09/99

The objective is to develop econometric models for the dynamic timeseries analysis of obstacles to economic development in Greenland. The specific objectives are: to identify obstacles to, and determinants of, economic development in Greenland and subsequently to model and analyse economic development in Greenland over the period 1950-1998 using econometric techniques; to analyse to what extent the economic development approach addresses the identified obstacles to development; and to analyse what lessons aboriginal communities in Canada can learn from the Greenlandic experience.


Analysis of private enterprises and the municipalities strategies for coping processes and industrial development

Anna Heilmann
Terrasserne 16, st.v. 80
DK-2700 Brønshøj

01/04/99 - 31/03/2002

Greenland's dependence in the fish-industry for employment, industrialization and export has lead to increasing unemployment, losing of several fishing plants and severe economic problems in several Greenlandic municipalities. This crisis demand close co-operation between the central administration, local municipalities and official and private enterprises. In this project I want to analyze private enterprises and municipal administration and other actors coping strategies for adjustment and industrial development in 2 local communities in Greenland. The aim is to point out barriers and successful coping strategies for industrial development in local level.


An analysis of the tourism numbers and the Greenlandic inhabitants engagement in the servicing of tourists - with case study in Ilulissat

Lars Dyrløv Madsen
North Atlantic Regional Studies, NORS
P.O. Box 260
DK-4000 Roskilde

01/03/99 - 01/07/99

An increasing number of actors and institutions - including the Advisory Board concerning the economy of Greenland - are doubting the official Greenlandic tourism statistics provided by Greenland Tourism A/S. The numbers are the basis for investment calculations within the tourism industry.
The insecurity towards the validity of the tourism numbers can lead to inwillingness to engagement and investments in the tourism industry.
This project seeks to give an alternative to Greenland Tourism A/S's methods to estimate different tourism numbers and to highlight which consequenses these numbers can have for the Greenlandic inhabitants engagement and investment in the tourism industry.


Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic; Inuit, Saami, and the Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula

Birger Poppel
Statistics Greenland
E-mail:

14/01/99 - 16/01/99

As part of the project "Survey of living conditions in the Arctic" the Greenlandic research team will meet in Nuuk, 14th-16th of January. the main objective of this meeting is to work on the Greenlandic draft of:
(A) The questionnaire to be employed in all areas of the project
(B) The questionnaire that is only to be applied in Greenland
These questionnaires will be completed during spring 1999 and presented to the international research team April 1999.


Far away from Home - Greenlandic school children in Denmark in the 60'ies and in the 70'ies

Ernst Jensen
Kærvej 5
Bisserup
4243 Rude

01/01/97 - 31/12/2000

In 1961, some 12 year-old students from school classes in Greenland were - with their parents' accept - sent to Denmark to learn Danish and live at Danish foster homes for one year. This arrangement was repeated up till 1974, in some years with over 200 children. The goal of this project is to investigate how it was for these children to leave their homes, live in a foreign country, in a different culture, with a family they had never met before. How did it influence on their personality, identity, development? What consequences can it have brought to the society: political, educational, sociological?


The Thule case from the Perspective of Aboriginal Rights and Human Rights - Greenlandic territorial rights and alien installations

Jens Brøsted
Vestmannagade 1
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

01/01/99 - 31/12/99

Taking as its point of departure the position of the Greenlandic population the project attempts to develop new knowledge and contribute to a clarification of the many questions, which derives from the installation of the Thule Air Base in the centre of the hunting territory of the Inughuit and its consequences for the way of life and social development of this Arctic community. An analytic description will be given of Greenlandic territorial rights and the protection of these rights before and after the 1953 Constitution and the Home Rule Act 1979. This will be done both with respect to Greenland generally and to the specific conditions in the Thule District under the Thule Act. As part of this work Greenlandic sources of law will be analyzed, and a contribution will be made to a Greenlandic jurisprudence. The project has a historic, current and future relevance, addressing the welfare of the population in the societal development for which Denmark shares a responsibility. The project will discuss both fact and rule, including the relevance for indigenous peoples of international norms and human rights.


The Greenland halibut fishery in Disko bay - local biological and statistical knowledge

Andreas Roepstorff
University of Aarhus
Department of Ethnography
www.hum.aau.dk

01/01/99 - 31/12/99

The rapid development in the near-shore fishery for Greenland halibut has created concern for the sustainability of the fishery, and initial steps have been taken to regulate the fishing effort. Previous research has shown that in the Disko Bay region a strong and coherent local knowledge tradition of the fish and fishery exists and that it may be important to implement this knowledge in a long-term management strategy for a socially and biologically sustainable fishery. The project will attempt to analyze and conclude these early findings and compare them with other available biological and statistical knowledge.


From kayak-mail to e-mail

Klaus Georg Hansen
North Atlantic Regional Studies (NORS)
NORS - Nordatlantiske Regionalstudier
Roskilde University
P.O. Box 26
DK-4000 Roskilde

01/12/98 - 31/12/99

In the research project 'From kayak-mail to e-mail' I will analyse the consequences of both the qualitative changes in the society and of the culture for the active participation in the democratic proces in the society. The changes of interest are the changes in the use of electronic information technology in Greenland. Will the use of information technology create a more democratic society?

Fieldwork will be conducted in the settlements of Innaarsuit and Niaqornaarsuk. Three central teoretical concepts are democracy, public sphere, and culture. These concepts will be analysed in relation to information technology and internet.

 


Projects 2000:

Bioscience Projects

Geoscience Projects

Humanities Projects

Social Science Projects

Multidisciplinary Projects

Health Projects

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