Quest for Equity is a "first" in the social science literature in its attention to
the place Norwegian ethos and symbols of state have in the dynamics of Saami peoplehood.
Over and above the category distinction "Norwegian" contra "Saami," it attends to the subtle
shades of difference among Saami themselves, according to their own and others' understandings
of their minority placement within the Norwegian nation-state.
Quest for Equity--"a running epistemological debate over such focal issues as ethnicity,
equity versus equality, identity and authenticity."--Robert Paine, Anthropologist.
For all--social science or lay reader alike--who grapple with ethnic minority issues, Quest
for Equity is an essential text.