Johan Turi and Emilie Demant Hatt for dummies
Saturday lecture by Gro Birgit Ween
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During a period of forced displacement and assimilation policy towards the Sami population, the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt did field work in Northern Sweden with Sami Johan Turi and his family. The result of the new work was Turi's own book Muittalus samid birra , which Demant Hatt had published and translated into Danish: the first account of the lives of reindeer herdsmen written in Sami.
What did Turi and Demant Hatt mean for understanding Sámi life and for the development of Sámi post-colonial thinking?
Gro Birgit Ween is a social anthropologist and section leader for ethnography at the Museum of Cultural History. In what will be the last lecture in the series "Postcolonial classics for dummies", she gives an introduction to two important figures in the Nordic postcolonial tradition.