Santa anthropology? Santa Claus link collection

Yamal-Iri, the grandfather from the end of the land, with anthropology research team members Anna Stammler-Gossmann and AC staff Markku Heikkila and Ulrike Sippel
Yamal-Iri, the grandfather from the end of the land, with anthropology research team members Anna Stammler-Gossmann and AC staff Markku Heikkila and Ulrike Sippel

Where would be a better place than at the Arctic Circle to establish a research unit on the ethnography and social anthropology of Santa Clauses? When we think about Santa, we mostly get the image of this Coca-Cola dressed red and white person riding on Rudolf the reindeer bringing presents. But in fact there is a rapidly increasing variety of personages and images connected to the idea of Santa Claus.

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