|Published Online: September 2, 2015||$US5.00|
This research focuses on the effects of modern economic conditions on the values, expectations, and the family structure of the Inuit. Operating from a conflict perspective, this research assembles assorted knowledge of Inuit family values, and expectations in order to gain insight into how changes from a traditional subsistence-based economic system to a modern, cash-based economic system has influenced changes in the Inuit family structure and value system thus altering traditional culture. The research discussion presented demonstrates how the dominant macroeconomic system (based on a cash-based global economy) has adversely influenced the fundamental agent of family that defines Inuit culture and diversity of thought. Overall, the paper presents a greater understanding and respect for the interconnections between family structure and value systems within economies and provides a valuable lesson and unified framework for approaching the wellness of culture, community and society.
|Keywords:||Culture, Family, Cooperation, Wellness, Subsistence|
The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.69-81. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: September 2, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 517.833KB)).
Assistant Professor, Science Technology and Society Education, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Co, USA
Assistant Professor, Science Wellness and Society Educator and Researcher, United Arab Emirates University, Saudi Arabia