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This elusive land : women and the Canadian environment

Author: Melody Hessing; Rebecca Raglon; Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, ©2005.
Series: Sustainability and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Elusive Land provides an introduction to the literature about women and the environment in Canada. It looks at the ways in which women integrate the social and biophysical settings of their lives, and features a range of contexts in which gender mediates, inspires, and informs a sense of belonging to and in this land. Drawing from geographical, historical, and cultural perspectives, the volume reveals the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melody Hessing; Rebecca Raglon; Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands
ISBN: 0774811072 9780774811071 0774811064 9780774811064
OCLC Number: 56065260
Description: xx, 386 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Little goody two-shoes / Rebecca Raglon --
Environmentalism, hermeneutics, and Canadian imperialism in Agnes Deans Cameron's The new north / Daniel O'Leary --
Wilderness wives / Randall Roorda --
And the young man did go north (unfortunately) / Jo-Anne Fiske --
Environmental, industrial, and political restructuring and the health of women processing workers in Newfoundland's fishery-dependent communities / Barbara Neis and Brenda Grzetic --
Working at the margins of forestry / Maureen G. Reed --
People for pigs in Pleasant-land / Martha McMahon --
Where the mountain men meet the lesbian rangers / Catriona Sandilands --
Public, the private, the planet, and the province / Sherilyn Macgregor --
Desperately seeking sisterhood and sustainability / Leonora C. Angeles, Layla Saad, and Rebecca Tarbotton --
Too close to home / Katherine Harrison --
Acting locally / Katherine Dunster --
Tracing amorous journeys from the Sweetwater to Watson Lake / Anne L. Kaufman --
Fall of the wild? / Melody Hessing --
Vision of transformation / Heather Eaton --
Listening world / Marian Scholtmeijer.
Series Title: Sustainability and the environment.
Responsibility: edited by Melody Hessing, Rebecca Raglon and Catriona Sandilands.

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This multidisciplinary anthology discusses the ways in which women integrate the social and biophysical settings of their lives, featuring a range of contexts and issues in which gender mediates,  Read more...

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This exhaustively-researched anthology reviews the experiences of women in their relation to the Canadian environment. It is meant to stress our dependence on the natural environment. The essays note Read more...

 
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