Condon, Richard G. (Richard Guy). Inuit youth: growth and change in the Canadian Arctic

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The Adolescents

The Community

The Research

The Researchers

The Sample Populations

The Book

1 The Community

Geography And Climate

Historical Background

Composition Of The Population

Physical Structure Of The Community

Economic Adaptations

Social Structure

Political Organization

2 Life Stages And Cycles

Physiological Maturation Of Holman Adolescents

Social Maturation Of Holman Adolescents

Traditional Life Stages

Contemporary Life Stages

Changing Adolescence

3 The Seasons Of Adolescence

[unknown] Daily Routine Interview

Early Fall (ukiahaaq)

[unknown] Daily Routine Interview

Fall (ukiaq)

[unknown]daily Routine Interview

Winter (ukiuq)

[unknown]daily Routine Interview

Early Spring (upin'ngakhaaq)

[unknown] Daily Routine Interview

Spring (upin'ngak)

[unknown] Daily Routine Interview

Summer (auyaq)

[unknown] Daily Routine Interview

4 The Family Life Of Adolescents

The Size And Spatial Organization Of Adolescent Families

Adoption And Family Structure

Relations With Parents

Sibling Relations

5 Friends And Peers

Peer Relations And The Life Cycle

Teenage Attitudes Toward Friendship

Cooperation And Competition: Peer Relations And Social Values

6 Gender Preference Sexuality, And Mate Selection

Gender-role Preference

Sexual Activity

Pair-bonding And Marriage

7 School, Work, And Aspirations

Schooling And Education

Adolescents And Work


8 Rebellion And Deviance In Adolescence

Alcohol And Drug Use

Crime And Juvenile Delinquency


9 Conclusion

Holman Adolescence In Retrospect

Adolescent Autonomy: Being Where You Want To Be

Adolescent Ups And Downs

Friends Are Neighbors: Life In A Small Kin-oriented Community:

Getting Along: The Importance Of Being Inuit

The Future

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Inuit youth: growth and change in the Canadian Arctic

Published By: Original publisher New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutger University Press. 1987. 252 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Richard G. Condon

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Copper Inuit (ND08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Annual cycle (221); Social relationships and groups (571); Arranging a marriage (584); Family relationships (593); Premarital sex relations (836); Adolescent activities (883);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is a comprehensive study of adolescent development in the central Canadian Arctic, with a particular focus on the Inuit community of Holman Island. After presenting brief introductory data on his methodology, the geography of the region, and the community structure of the Inuit on Holman Island, Condon turns his full attention to a analysis of the status and position of the adolescent in Copper Inuit society. Starting with the various life stages and cycles through which they pass, the author describes the seasonal cycle of events which affect adolescents (e.g., hunting, fishing, traveling, etc.), their family relationships, friends, peer groups, sexual behavior, mate selection, school work, and aspirations. The work concludes with a discussion on adolescent rebellion and deviance in Inuit society.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 33

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nd08-033

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p.239-243) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1982-1983

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist - 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1995

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1978-1983

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Holman Island, Northwest Territories, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Copper Eskimos


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