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Black Fox: A Life of Emilie Demant Hatt, Artist and Ethnographer
by Barbara Sjoholm
University of Wisconsin Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-299-31553-5 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31550-4
Library of Congress Classification GN21.H28S56 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.80092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1904 a young Danish woman met a Sami wolf hunter on a train in Sweden. This chance encounter transformed the lives of artist Emilie Demant and the hunter, Johan Turi. In 1907–8 Demant went to live with Sami families in their tents and on migrations, later writing a lively account of her experiences. She collaborated with Turi on his book about his people. On her own and later with her husband Gudmund Hatt, she roamed on foot through Sami regions as an ethnographer and folklorist. As an artist, she created many striking paintings with Sami motifs. Her exceptional life and relationships come alive in this first English-language biography.

In recounting Demant Hatt's fascinating life, Barbara Sjoholm investigates the boundaries and influences between ethnographers and sources, the nature of authorship and visual representation, and the state of anthropology, racial biology, and politics in Scandinavia during the first half of the twentieth century.

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