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Alaska: The Last Frontier?

Synopsis
Filmed on location in Alaskam contrasting views of Alaska as empty wilderness with the reality of native Alaskan history and experience. Addresses a number of questions: How can the past settlement and use of apparently wild areas be recognised and reconstructed, especially in areas that have been ‘emptied’? What is it like to grow up as a member of a native Indian group, especially when that group is treated as if ‘invisible’? How can native attitudes and practices influence land management for recreational purposes?
Series
Shape of the World, The: Explorations in Human Geography, Course D215
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
Alaska; human geography; Inuit; tourism

Credits

Producer
Eleanor Morris
Cast
Philip Sarre 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Sponsor

Name

Annenberg Project at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Address
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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