Hunting for empire : narratives of sport in Rupert's Land, 1840-70 (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Hunting for empire : narratives of sport in Rupert's Land, 1840-70

Author: Greg Gillespie
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007.
Series: Nature, history, society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hunting for Empire offers a fresh cultural history of sport and imperialism. Greg Gillespie integrates critical perspectives from cultural studies, literary criticism, and cultural geography to analyze the themes of authorship, sport, science, and nature. In doing so he produces a unique theoretical lens through which to study nineteenth-century British big-game hunting and exploration narratives from the western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Gillespie
ISBN: 9780774813549 0774813547
OCLC Number: 1224113464
Description: xxvii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: An imperial interior imagined --
The prefatory paradox: Positivism and authority in hunting narratives --
Cry havoc? British imperial hunting culture --
The science of the hunt: Map making, natural history, and acclimatization --
Hunting for landscape: Social class and the appropriation of the wilderness --
From colonial to corporate landscapes.
Series Title: Nature, history, society.
Responsibility: Greg Gillespie ; foreword by Graeme Wynn.

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Offers a fresh cultural history of sport and imperialism. focusing on nineteenth-century British big-game hunting and exploration narratives from the western interior of Rupert's Land.  Read more...

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