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Urbanizing frontiers : Indigenous peoples and settlers in 19th-century Pacific Rim cities

Author: Penelope Edmonds
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the lives of Indigenous peoples and settlers and compares the emergence of racial boundaries in two Pacific Rim cities - Victoria, British Columbia, and Melbourne, Australia.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Edmonds
ISBN: 9780774816229 0774816228 9780774816212 077481621X
OCLC Number: 436844431
Description: 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Extremities of empire : two settler-colonial cities in comparative perspective --
Setter-colonial cities : a survey of bodies and spaces in transition --
"This grand object" : building towns in Indigenous space (Melbourne, Port Phillip) --
First Nations space, protocolonial space (Victoria, Vancouver Island, 1843-58) --
The imagined city and its dislocations : segregation, gender, and town camps (Melbourne, Port Phillip, 1839-50) --
Narratives of race in the streetscape : fears of miscegenation and making white subjects (Melbourne, Port Phillip, 1850s-60s) --
From bedlam to incorporation : First Nations, public space, and the emerging city (Victoria, Vancouver Island, 1858-60s) --
Nervous hybridity : bodies, spaces, and the displacements of Empire (Victoria, British Columbia, 1858-71).
Responsibility: Penelope Edmonds.

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Edmonds argues for a redefinition of perhaps the most contested idea in settler colonial historiography: that of the frontier...and offers a devastating indictment of the urban biopolitics of settler Read more...

 
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