Living and Working With Snow, Ice and Seasons in the Modern Arctic: Everyday Perspectives

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This book describes everyday practices of life in changing Arctic winter conditions. The authors explore the contemporary and situated outdoor practices in different work settings in Finnish Lapland and investigate how, for example, tourism, reindeer herding, cattle breeding and urban snow management adapt to the physically limiting or enabling features of cold temperatures, snow and ice. The book also highlights individual and societal adjustments to such harsh conditions and their seasonal changes in mobility, including winter cycling, use of snow mobiles and walking with studded shoes. The impact of a warming climate is a great concern for those utilising the enabling qualities of winter weather. The need, then, for continuous adaptation in everyday practices of work and mobility will increase in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages267
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-36445-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-36447-1, 978-3-031-36444-0
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoEC publication typeC2 Edited books

Publication series

SeriesArctic Encounters


  • Arctic
  • climate adaptation
  • Arctic society
  • seasons
  • human-environment relations
  • environmental governance
  • urban governance
  • Arctic urban walking
  • snow
  • human-environment interactions
  • urban mobility

Field of science

  • Social and economic geography
  • Environmental sciences


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