"Wanting Greenland food": a story of food health and illness in the life of an elderly Greenlandic woman

This article written by Rune Flikke and Trine Kvitberg is based on research conducted under the Arctic indigenous peoples adaptation to contaminant problems and climate change at the University of Tromsø.

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The article explores the concept of ‘voice’ in an exploration of an elderly Greenlandic woman’s relation to a changing access to food. The article reveals a close interrelation between the disappearance of hunting grounds and food-sharing networks, the integration of traditional foods into the commercial food market, and her gradual marginalization in Greenlandic society as an indigenous woman. Through the article her food biography emerges as a trope, which capture, synthesize and express the pain implicit to structural adjustments Greenland has undergone the past decades.

Published Dec. 18, 2015 10:48 AM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2015 10:48 AM