Rethinking the Great White North

Rethinking the Great White North

Race, Nature, and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada

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Rethinking the Great White North moves the idea of whiteness to the centre of debates about Canadian history, geography, and identity. Informed by critical race theory and the insight that racism is geographical as well as historical and cultural, scholars from multiple disciplines explore how notions of race, whiteness, and nature helped shape the nation, from travel writing to treaty making, from scientific research to park planning, and within small towns, cities, and tourist centres. Four themes -- identity and knowledge, city spaces, Arctic journeys, and Native land -- serve as entry points to trace how Canada's identity as a white country was built on historical geographies of nature. This collection not only reassesses Canadian history and identity, it offers a vocabulary for thinking about whiteness, nature, and nation as Canada enters into new debates about the North and the meaning of the nation.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011
Description: x, 343 p. : ill., map, plan ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780774820134
Branch Call Number: 305.800971 Ret


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