The Archive of Place: Unearthing the Pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau
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BeschreibungWeaves together a series of narratives about environmental history in British Columbias Chilcotin Plateau. In the mid-1990s, the Chilcotin was at the centre of three territorial conflicts. Opposing groups, in their struggle to control the fate of the region and its resources, invoked different understandings of its past -- and different types of evidence -- to justify their actions. Turkel examines how people interpret material traces to reconstruct past events, the conditions under which such interpretation takes place, and the role that this interpretation plays in historical consciousness and social memory.
InhaltsverzeichnisForeword: Putting Things in Their Place / Graeme Wynn; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part 1: Deep Time in the Present; 1 Fish Lake; 2 Prosperity Gold; Part 2: The Horizon of Experience; 3 Mackenzie; 4 Grease Trails; Part 3: Shadowed Ground; 5 Converging towards "Banshee"; 6 Chilcotin War; Afterword; Appendices; A Glacial Time; B Geological Time; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
PortraitWilliam J. Turkel teaches history at the University of Western Ontario.
Untertitel: 'Nature History Society'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 322 Seiten