Hunting for empire : narrative of sport in Rupert's Land, 1840-70 /

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Main Author: Gillespie, Greg, 1973-
Format: Book
Published:Vancouver : UBC Press, c2007
Series:Nature, history, society,
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Main Author:Gillespie, Greg, 1973-

Hunting for Empire offers a fresh cultural history of sportand imperialism. Greg Gillespie integrates critical perspectives fromcultural studies, literary criticism, and cultural geography to analyzethe themes of authorship, sport, science, and nature. In doing so heproduces a unique theoretical lens through which to studynineteenth-century British big-game hunting and exploration narrativesfrom the western interior of Rupert's Land. Sharply written andevocatively illustrated, Hunting for Empire will appeal tostudents and scholars of culture, sport, geography, and history, and togeneral readers interested in stories of hunting, empire, and theCanadian wilderness.

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Physical Description:xxvii, 172 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-161) and index
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Greg Gillespie is an assistant professor in theDepartment of Communications, Popular Culture, and Film at BrockUniversity.

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