Sami media - identity projects in a changing society

Eli Skogerbø

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The Sami are the indigenous people of the Nordic countries, scattered over the northern parts of Russia and Finland and the northern and central parts of the Scandinavian Peninsula. This area makes up Sapmi, the traditional Sami territories. The population is small, probably not more than 80,000 altogether, with the largest group of between 30,000 and 50,000 living in Norway. Sweden has a Sami population of around 10,000 to 20,000, Finland's population is between 2,000 and 4,000 and Russia's population is about 2,000. This situation, of one people divided into four different states, creates problems for identity-formation and cooperation as well as institution-building among Sami peoples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlack Marks
Subtitle of host publicationMinority Ethnic Audiences and Media
EditorsKaren Ross, Peter Playdon
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315192734
ISBN (Print)9781138723993
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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