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Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot
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Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot Paperback - 2001

by Chantal Nadeau


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Fur Nation 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.
Nadeau traces the centrality of fur through a series of intriguing case studies, including:
* Hollywood's take on the 330 year history of the Hudson Bay Company, founded to exploit Canada's rich fur resources
* the life of a postwar fur fashion photographer
* a 1950s musical called Fur Lady
* the battle between Brigitte Bardot's anti-fur activists and the fur industry.
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 sexualised around female reproduction and fur, which is both a crucial factor in economic development, and a powerful symbol through which the nation itself is conceived and commodified. Fur Nation demonstrates that, for Canada, fur really is the fabric of a nation.

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  • Title Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot
  • Author Chantal Nadeau
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 250
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Routledge, London, UK
  • Date 2001-06-28
  • ISBN 9780415158749 / 0415158745
  • Weight 0.98 lbs (0.44 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.22 x 6.34 x 0.52 in (23.42 x 16.10 x 1.32 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Canadian
  • Library of Congress subjects Fur garments, Fur trade - Canada
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 00065295
  • Dewey Decimal Code 391.2

About the author

Chantal Nadeau is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montral.
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