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One Step Over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9780888645012 9781897425206 Year: Pages: 475 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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This eclectic and carefully organized range of essays—from women’s history and settler societies to colonialism and borderlands studies—is the first collection of comparative and transnational work on women in the Canadian and U.S. Wests. It explores, expands, and advances the aspects of women's history that cross national borders. Out of the talks presented at the 2002 “Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History,” Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus have edited a foundational text with a wide, inclusive perspective on our western past.

Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous Communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425398 9781897425404 Year: Pages: 337 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Canada is regularly presented as a country where liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. Yet with the expansion of settlers into the First Nations territories that became southern Alberta and BC, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary rather than inclusionary force. Between 1877 and 1927, government officials, police officers, church representatives, ordinary settlers, and many others operated to exclude and reform Indigenous people. Presenting Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values and structures and interests as normal, natural, and beyond reproach devalued virtually every aspect of Indigenous cultures. This book explores the means used to facilitate and justify colonization, their effects on Indigenous economic, political, social, and spiritual lives, and how they were resisted.

Colonial Australian Fiction

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Book Series: Sydney Studies in Australian Literature ISBN: 9781743324615 9781743325209 9781743324622 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Sydney University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102571
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Over the course of the 19th century a remarkable array of types appeared in Australian literature: the swagman, the larrikin, the colonial detective, the bushranger, the currency lass”, the squatter, and more. Some had a powerful influence on the colonies’ developing sense of identity; others were more ephemeral. But all had a role to play in shaping and reflecting the social and economic circumstances of life in the colonies. In Colonial Australian Fiction: Character Types, Social Formations and the Colonial Economy, Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver explore the genres in which these characters flourished: the squatter novel, the bushranger adventure, colonial detective stories, the swagman’s yarn, the Australian girl’s romance. Authors as diverse as Catherine Helen Spence, Rosa Praed, Henry Kingsley, Anthony Trollope, Henry Lawson, Miles Franklin, Barbara Baynton, Rolf Boldrewood, Mary Fortune and Marcus Clarke were fascinated by colonial character types.

Written Culture in a Colonial Context

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ISBN: 9781919895260 9781919899167 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628137 Language: English
Publisher: UCT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100293
Subject: History --- Migration
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There is very little in the modern literature on the history of written culture that describes the specific practices related to writing that were anchored in colonial contexts. It was not just ships, soldiers, missionaries and settlers that drove the process of European expansion from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The circulation of images, manuscripts and books between different continents played a key role too. The introduction and appropriation of writing into societies without alphabets was a major factor in changing the very function and meaning of written culture. This book explores the extent to which the types of written information that resulted during colonial expansion shaped the numerous and complex processes of cultural exchange from the 16th century onwards in Africa and the Americas.

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