Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies
Generously endowed by University benefactors Brenda and David McLean, the McLean Chair in Canadian Studies is occupied by a distinguished Canadianist for a period of two years who delivers the prestigious McLean Lectures. These lectures are published by UBC Press in the Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies Series.
Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes.
Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia
It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC – the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for Native people from the rest.
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