and photographer Oyvind Ravna
Are you interested in the Baretsregion.
The culture, nature and the people of the north?
Or do you search for information about history, present time,
industries, reindeer- husbandry or indigenous people of the north. Or are you looking for
professional photographs from the area. Or do you look for facts or adventures from
hunting, fishing and wildlife in the Barentsregion. Then this is the right page for you.
On the web page of the author, photographer Øyvind Ravnas home page «Barentsview» you
will find a general view of his books, articles, scientific publishing and photographs.
You may also look through some photographs from his Barentsphotoarkiv and some of his
articles. At least but not less, here you will find the way to contact Øyvind Ravna for
At the moment we are sorry that there are very little text translated into English
language. Step by step more of the articles will be translated. I any case, do not be
afraid to contact by e-mail, fax or telephone.
The Struggle for the Tundra.
|Again Oyvind Ravna has the pleasure to present a new
book. Kampen om tundraen. Nenetserne og deres historie [The Struggle
for the Tundra. The Nenets and their history] is published by the
Nordic Sami Institute in the Dieđut series, which is the institute’s
series for research, scientific and popular scientific literature. The
book deals with the history and present of the Nenets, which is one of
30 indigenous peoples of the Russian Far North, Siberia and Far East.
It deals with the present and the juridical status of the indigenous
people as a minority group inside the Russian federation.
Even if the author has followed the standard for scientific publications,
he has managed to make the dramatic history and present of the Nenets alive
and readable. For people with interest for indigenous peoples and the
history of the Arctic, this book is a must.
From before historical time, the Nenets and the Sami people have been
neighbours and the two nations are related through language and culture.
Long time adaptation to Arctic climate, makes the Nenets to the owner of
probably the most specialised reindeer husbandry culture in the Northern
During many centuries, the Nenets was fighting against the Russian colonists.
A fight they, as other small nations, which fight against a mighty conqueror,
were judged to loose. But nearly up to nowadays, there have been riots. In
the 1920ies the Soviet power came to the tundra with schools and educational
programmes, but also with collectivisation, linguistic and cultural
In the book, the author focuses on this history with the little known
fight against the colonists. On a fight, which is not unlike the fight of
the American Indians, which fought for their land areas and way of living.
He also goes into the present situation, the struggle to re-establish
private reindeer husbandry, and the juridical status after Russia passed a
constitutional article with aim to protect their indigenous people.
The book is made more readable through 40 illustrations and several maps,
and (take away and) index and a detailed table of contents makes it easy to
find what one’s looking for. The Struggle for the Tundra. The Nenets and
their history, has a summary in English, Russian and Sami languge.
Technical book information:
Price, NOK 280,- (37 €)
Format: 17 x 24 cm, paperback
- summary in English, Sami and Russian
For publishing houses
If you might be interested in publishing
any of the books in English or in other languages outside Norway, you perhaps would
let us know.
For Russian publishers, we might inform that nearly all the text are translated into Russian language.
We might also inform that there exist foundation who support publishing of
Norwegian literature outside Norway.
Earlier published Books
|Articles about indigenous peoples|
|Photo exhibition The Nenets|
|CV - Øyvind Ravna|
|Publishing in foreign contries|
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