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The Return of the Sun: Suicide and Reclamation Among Inuit of Arctic Canada

Michael J. Kral


This book discusses suicide among Inuit in Arctic Canada and what their communities have done to attempt to prevent it. A thesis of this book is that suicide and other social problems among Inuit are caused by the imperialism/colonialism of the Canadian government, with the most negative effect being a dramatic change in Inuit relationships with each other, especially family relationships. When the family is changed in a family-based collectivist culture, many problems arise. Cases of suicidal youth are discussed. Then the book focuses on the positive aspect that when Inuit communities design ... More

Keywords: Inuit, suicide, prevention, colonialism, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190269333
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190269333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Kral, author
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University