Introduction to the Sámi world

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The introduction to The Sámi World opens perspectives to Sámi understandings of the worlds and realities – Sámi máilmmit – and, hence, discusses the ontological and epistemological premises of the book in relation to its chapters. Being built on the Sámi storytelling tradition in one of its new forms, the introduction gives an overview of the contemporary Sámi society, its multiple conditions and its pluriverse nature. Sámi society is constituted simultaneously through local practices and relations and transborder regional networks that are not separate from other global structures and phenomena. The chapters of the book indicate that Sámi world-making creates opportunities to live Sámi life in this messy world while looking towards the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sámi World
EditorsSanna Valkonen, Áile Aikio, Saara Alakorva, Sigga-Marja Magga
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781003025511
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Sámi research
  • Indigenous research
  • Arctic Indigenous Peoples

Field of science

  • Sociology
  • Social policy


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