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Arctic Circle



The overall goal of the Arctic Circle is to stimulate among viewers a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region.
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Phone: 860-429-6543
Fax: 860-4864865
E-Mail: chance@www.lib.uconn.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uconn.edu/arcticcircle
   


Detailed Information:
This `electronic circle` has three interrelated themes: natural resources; history and culture; social equity and environmental justice. In addressing these issues, the presentations utilize a range of textual and photographic materials, as well as short sound and video recordings. Specific topics include discussions of Sustainability, Equity, and Environmental Protection; Northern Development and the Global Economy; Ethnographic Portraits of indigenous peoples in Alaska, Canada, Northwest Siberia, etc.; and specific studies dealing with the impact of petroleum, gas, hydroelectric, and other forms of large scale natural resourcedevelopment in selected regions of the Circumpolar North.


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