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Naalakkersuisut - Government of Greenland
Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Since a referendum in 2008, Greenland has had increased autonomy (self-rule) within the Danish Realm.
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Recommended books @ UW Libraries
The UW Libraries has several resources dealing with Greenland. Selected titles are listed below; additional books can be found by searching for greenland in UW Libraries Search.
Books, Media, Newspapers
Denmark-Greenland in the Twentieth Century (2007)
Traces Danish-Greenlandic relations in the 20th century, from a colonial situation in 1900 to an open economy with steadily growing self-government for Greenland short of full independence by 2000.
Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change (2011)
Documents Greenland’s warming and investigates episodes in Greenland’s climate history for clues about what happens when climate change is abrupt rather than gradual.
The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future (2019)
Narrative chronicling the hardships, discoveries, and scientific achievements of Arctic explorers and researchers.
Local Knowledge: Living Resources and Natural Assets in Greenland (2010)
Presented in both contemporary and historical perspectives. Includes first-hand accounts shedding light on Greenlanders' traditional knowledge” and what is most pertinent to their own lives and the effects of industrialization.
OECD Territorial Reviews: NORA Region 2011: The Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Coastal Norway
Report including recommendations to get the most from transnational cooperation between Greenland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Norway.
Phasing out the Colonial Status of Greenland, 1945-54: A historical study (2010)
Comprehensive account of the decolonization of Greenland's status, culminating with the Constitution of 1953.
The Postcolonial North Atlantic: Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands (2014)
Includes five chapters on literary aspects and representations of postcolonialism in Greenland.
Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change: New Northern Horizons (2015)
Investigates how Arctic indigenous communities deal with the challenges of climate change and how they strive to develop self-determination. Critical and comparative approach to situations in Canada and Greenland.
The Right to National Self-Determination: The Faroe Islands and Denmark (2004)
Compares case of self determination in Quebec to that of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Thule Tuvalu (2015)
Portrays how climate change threatens traditional ways of life in Greenland and Tuvalu (South Pacific).
Walruses and the Walrus Hunt in West and North Greenland (2017)
Presents results of a survey of Greenland subsistence hunters. Interviews explore how environmental changes have affected local communities.
Worldviews of the Greenlanders: An Inuit Arctic Perspective (2017)
Extensive work presenting a century of ethnographic research on the Inuit of Greenland, spanning from pre-colonial times to the present.