Digital Storytelling: A Bottom-Up Approach to Gender & Human Security in the Barents Region?

In: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic


The Barents region, like the broader Arctic, experiences the impacts of climate change and grapples with socio-economic insecurity, among other things. Often, these experiences are gendered posing ongoing and potential threats to individuals’ roles in shaping change and in community adaptation. In this chapter I examine how, despite ample anecdotal evidence of its importance, a gender dimension is often sidelined in regional cooperation. Building on a theoretically feminist approach to human security, I argue that digital storytelling might serve as an effective tool to gain a more comprehensive understanding of gender in the Barents region – a bottom-up approach where Arctic security is truly Arctic, placing individuals and communities at the center.

Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

Local and Indigenous Communities



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