In spring 2014, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Tiina Äikäs and I held a session at the XIV Nordic TAG about ”Sámi archaeology and postcolonial theory”. Following the session we were very happy to be allowed to guest edit a special issue of Arctic Anthropology with contributions related to the presentations and discussions in the session. The special issue is now available online from the Arctic Anthropology website. Our introduction to the issue is available here and on academia.edu.
The articles in the issue discuss a range of approaches related to postcolonial theory in Sami archaeology, as well as more specific aspects of colonial encounters in northern Fennoscandia:
Jonas Nordin and Carl-Gösta Ojala emphasise the importance of understanding the long historical roots of the colonialist activity in northern Sweden in order to tackle current controversies about mining enterprises in Sámi areas.
Veli-Pekka Lehtola discusses the subtle implementation of colonial pressure…
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