In Whale Snow: Iñupiat, Climate Change, and Multispecies Resilience in Arctic Alaska, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Chie Sakakibara uses multispecies ethnography to explore how the relatedness of the Iñupiat of Arctic Alaska and the bowhead whale forms and transforms “the human” through their encounters.
Sakakibara shows how people of Arctic Alaska live in the world that intersects with other beings, how these connections came into being, and, most importantly, how such intimate and intense relations help humans survive the challenges of climate change.
The University of Arizona Press recently spoke with Sakakibara in a Q&A.
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