La sécurité alimentaire selon la perspective d'Inuit du Nunavik

Authors: Laflamme, Léa
Advisor: Fletcher, Christopher M.
Abstract: This exploratory research seeks to better understand food security from the perspective of Inuit from Nunavik (Quebec). Nineteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with Inuit women from different generations, occupations and socio-economic status of one community in Nunavik. Additionally, a workshop with elders explored different sensations of food as they are described in Inuit language. This workshop allow for a deepening of the cultural concepts surrounding the experience of eating and food security. The results suggest that the notion of what constitutes sufficient and adequate food is built from individual experiences and socio-cultural context, and tends to vary across generations. Many of the participants interviewed experienced food shortage in their home in the recent past. However, resources within extended family and community tend to alleviate the situation when it was transitory.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2014
Open Access Date: 20 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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