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Temagami's Tangled Wild
Race, Gender, and the Making of Canadian Nature
Jocelyn Thorpe  

$85.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 2/3/2012
ISBN: 9780774822008    

$32.95 Paperback
Release Date: 7/1/2012
ISBN: 9780774822015    

220 Pages

Nature | History | Society series


About the Book

Canadian wilderness seems a self-evident entity, yet, as this volume shows in vivid historical detail, wilderness is not what it seems. In Temagamiís Tangled Wild, Jocelyn Thorpe traces how struggles over meaning, racialized and gendered identities, and land have actually made the Temagami area in Ontario into a site emblematic of wild Canadian nature, even though the Teme-Augama Anishnabai have long understood the region as their homeland rather than as a wilderness. Eloquent and accessible, this engaging history challenges readers to acknowledge the embeddedness of colonial relations in our notions of wilderness, and to reconsider our understanding of the wilderness ideal.

About the Author(s)

Jocelyn Thorpe is an Assistant Professor in the faculty of Womenís and Gender Studies at University of Manitoba

Table of Contents

Foreword / Graeme Wynn

Introduction: Welcome to níDaki Menan ("Our Land")

1 Tangled Wild

2 Timber Nature

3 Virgin Territory for the Sportsman

4 A Rocky Reserve

5 Legal Landscapes

6 Conclusion: A Return to níDaki Menan

Notes; Bibliography; Index


An incredibly important and original contribution to the related fields of environmental history, cultural geography, and race and ethnicity studies.
- Andrew Baldwin, lecturer in human geography, Durham University

Sample Chapter

Sample Chapter [PDF]

Related Topics

Environmental Studies
Aboriginal Studies

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