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dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Sharron
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-04T11:45:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-04T11:45:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-04
dc.identifier.citation Fitzgerald , S 2011 , ' Hybrid identities in Canada's Red River Colony ' Canadian Geographer , pp. 186-201 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1541-0064
dc.identifier.other PURE: 168790
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7128
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7128
dc.description Fitzgerald, S. A. (2007). Hybrid identities in Canada's Red River Colony. The Canadian Geographer, 51(2), 186-201. en
dc.description.abstract Scholarship on Canada's Métis women has been informed largely by their central economic and reproductive roles in the British fur trade in North America. This article moves beyond these representations and focuses on Victorian discourses of race, class, gender and sexuality in a re-conceptualization of women's lives and experiences in territory. The article's primary aim is to evaluate the concept of female agency in Canada's Red River Colony (now Winnipeg, Manitoba) in 1850 and 1863. I use case studies of two unrelated lawsuits, Foss v. Pelly and The Queen v. Corbett, involving two differently situated Métis women. My central argument is that British attempts to translate English law over colonized space provided the ‘Other’ with a space of resistance and created hybrid socio-legal and cultural forms. My approach questions Western assumptions about discrete colonizer/colonized identities and power relations in those identities, maps the impact of law on social and cultural change in the fur trade and asks whether the Red River Colony was a hybrid place. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Canadian Geographer en
dc.title Hybrid identities in Canada's Red River Colony en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution New Political Geographies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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