Sohvi Kangasluoma’s book review of the “Resources, Social and Cultural Sustainabilities in the Arctic” has been published in The Yearbook of Polar Law Online. The book is edited by Monica Tennberg, Hanna Lempinen, and Susanna Pirnes and
is a timely and needed piece on Arctic sustainabilities and resources. The driving force throughout the book is the concept of resources and their entanglements with sustainabilit(ies). The question of resources is approached from a wide, innovative viewpoint. In the midst of the global rush towards the energy re-sources of the Arctic, this volume offers an inspiring reminder of what can be approached as a resource. For the editors of the work resources are understood as socially and culturally constructed components, and their connection with Arctic sustainabilities is discussed from various viewpoints. The geographical context of the book is the European Arctic, however, several of the themes are also relevant for the broader circumpolar world. The volume is part of the Routledge Research in Polar Regions series, which offers a rather extensive out-look to the Arctic and Antarctic research.
The review can be found online.