Consumer choice in Komaktorvik, Seven Islands Bay and Kongu, Nachvak Fjord

Negrijn, Meghan E. (2011) Consumer choice in Komaktorvik, Seven Islands Bay and Kongu, Nachvak Fjord. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis examines trends in consumer choice and availability resulting from the economic interaction between the Inuit of northern Labrador and their Euro-Canadian trading partners from the late eighteenth century to early twentieth century. This analysis aims to produce a better understanding of the progressive incorporation of European goods into Inuit society, as well as the reasons behind product choices. The final results of this work are concerned with the relationships between the Inuit, their material culture, and their trading partners. The sites demonstrate a successive transition to a culture more materially hybrid than traditional culture patterns. This included the transition from the use of Euro-Canadian material in traditional Inuit forms to the use of Euro-Canadian forms within Inuit culture. It also attempts to apply gender theory to an understanding of material choice within a larger study of Inuit consumerism during this period.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 11129
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 117-124).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Inuit--First contact with Europeans; Consumer behavior--Sex differences--Newfoundland and Labrador --Labrador; Inuit--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--Antiquities.

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