Like their counterparts in developing countries, rural people living on the periphery of developed nations are increasingly vulnerable to forces beyond their control. Farmers, miners, and fishermen must cope with periodic resource scarcities, fluctuating global markets, and neoliberal trade pacts. Island Voices explores this struggle through the perspective of people living on ArnAcya, an island off northern Norway. John C. Kennedy spent years collecting their stories, each of which offers resounding proof of how change, both local and global, has unevenly benefited the islandas four villages.... sprung from a question my wife raised one day in A rviksand about a photo that hung in the bedroom of the house we rented. ... Over the next several months, I connected names to the faces pictured in the photo and then carried the list of names with ... can keep youth home.1 The problem of youth out-migration and more general population loss is considered by most ... extent economic, are increasingly also embedded in a collage of global images and ideas that challenge local life.
|Author||:||John Charles Kennedy|
|Publisher||:||Eburon Uitgeverij B.V. - 2006|