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Human Migration in the Arctic

The Past, Present, and Future

  • Satu Uusiautti
  • Nafisa Yeasmin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Satu Uusiautti, Nafisa Yeasmin
    Pages 1-9
  3. Historical Approaches to (Im)Migration in the Arctic

  4. Present Dialogue and Discourses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Mara Kimmel, Chad R. Farrell, Megan Ackerman
      Pages 93-116
    3. Satu Taskinen, Satu Uusiautti, Kaarina Määttä
      Pages 143-169
  5. Viewpoints to the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Hanna Kelm, Anke Lasek, Jan Brzozowski
      Pages 173-212
    3. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 213-238

About this book


This book discusses the past, present, and future of migration in the Arctic. It addresses many of the critical dynamics of immigration and migration, and emerging challenges that now confront the region. What can be learned from the past? What are the challenges and solutions of tomorrow?

Migration in the Arctic is a fascinating and topical - but less studied - phenomenon that influences various societal levels, such as education. The book introduces research on economic, social, and educational perspectives of migration in the region. It provides analysis of minorities immigrating to the North without neglecting the viewpoint of indigenous people of the Arctic.

Contributors comprise researchers from various Arctic countries. Multidisciplinary research provides a unique viewpoint to the theme. The book is suitable for researchers and teachers of higher education as well as anyone interested in Arctic studies and (im)migration.


Arctic studies Arctic migration Immigration to Arctic Diaspora groups Arctic pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Satu Uusiautti
    • 1
  • Nafisa Yeasmin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  2. 2.Arctic CentreUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland

About the editors

Satu Uusiautti, PhD, is Professor of Education at the University of Lapland, Finland. Her research interests include positive psychology and development, flourishing and the phenomenon of success in various contexts, and education and positive educational psychology in the Arctic.

Nafisa Yeasmin, PhD, is a researcher of International Relations at the University of Lapland, Finland.  Her research focuses mainly on immigration to the North and Socio-economic adaptation of immigrants in the region. She is leading the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Migration.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Migration in the Arctic
  • Book Subtitle The Past, Present, and Future
  • Editors Satu Uusiautti
    Nafisa Yeasmin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-6560-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-6563-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-6561-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 261
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Geography
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