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Rethinking the Great White North

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Publisher : UBC Press
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ISBN : 0774820160
Pages : 356 pages
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Download and Read Rethinking the Great White North PDF by Andrew Baldwin Full Book and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2011-09-21 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canadian national identity is bound to the idea of a Great White North. Images of snow, wilderness, and emptiness seem innocent, yet this path-breaking book reveals they contain the seeds of racism. Informed by the insight that racism is geographical as well as historical and cultural, the contributors trace how notions of race, whiteness, and nature helped construct a white country in travel writing and treaty making; in scientific research and park planning; and in towns, cities, and tourist centres. Rethinking the Great White North offers a new vocabulary for contemporary debates on Canada's role in the North and the meaning of the nation.