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Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot

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i Fur Nation /i traces the interwoven relationships between sexuality, national identity, and colonialism. Chantal Nadeau shows how Canada, a white settler colony, bases its existence and its nationhood on a complex sexual economy based on women wrapped in fur. br Nadeau traces the centrality of fur through a series of intriguing case studies, including: br * Hollywood's take on the 330 year history of the Hudson Bay Company, founded to exploit Canada's rich fur resources br * the life of a postwar fur fashion photographer br * a 1950s musical called i My Fur Lady /i br * the battle between Brigitte Bardot's anti-fur activists and the fur industry. br Nadeau highlights the connection between 'fur ladies' - women wearing, exploiting or promoting furs - and the beaver, symbol of Canada and nature's master builder. She shows how, in postcolonial Canada, the nation is sexualized around female reproduction and fur, which is both a crucial factor in economic development, and a powerful symbolthrough which the nation itself is conceived and commodified. i Fur Nation /i demonstrates that, for Canada, fur really is the fabric of a nation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203995464
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Author:
Nadeau, Chantal
Author:
Nadeau Chantal
Subject:
Fur trade
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fur garments
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
World - Post-Colonial Studies
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Education » Teaching » Art
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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
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History and Social Science » World History » Canada
History and Social Science » World History » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Beauty

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