The Strange Career of the Canadian Beaver: Anthropomorphic Discourses and Imperial History

  1. Yoke-Sum Wong and
  2. Derek Sayer
  1. Margot Francis

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309720.ch8

Twenty Years of the Challenging the Field, Volume 2

Twenty Years of the Challenging the Field, Volume 2

How to Cite

Francis, M. (2008) The Strange Career of the Canadian Beaver: Anthropomorphic Discourses and Imperial History, in Twenty Years of the Challenging the Field, Volume 2 (eds Y.-S. Wong and D. Sayer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309720.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179348

Online ISBN: 9781444309720

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Keywords:

  • anthropomorphic discourses and imperial history;
  • socio-cultural exploration;
  • exploration of the cultural meanings;
  • partial-hermaphrodites;
  • four-stage theory of human development;
  • pre-modern political authority;
  • great renunciation;
  • Hudson's Bay Company (HBC);
  • political caricatures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • “Castor Canadensis”

  • The “Modish Beaver Hat”

  • Pro Pelle Cutem and Other Commercial Appropriations

  • Political Caricatures

  • The Strange Career of the Beaver in the Sexual Imaginary

  • Conclusion