Maps and Dreams

Hugh Brody
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The Canadian sub-arctic is a world of Indian hunters and trappers - but also of white energy speculators, ranchers and sports hunters. Hugh Brody came to this dual world with the job of 'mapping' the forest and prairie of northwest British Columbia, as well as recording the life of a group of Beaver Indians living in the path of a project pipeline.

Maps and Dreams is his account of an extraordinary journey through the world and dreams of a people with an ancient way of life who have no intention of vanishing into the past.

Author bio:

Hugh Brody was born in 1943 and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He taught social anthropology at Queen's University, Belfast. He is an Honorary Associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, and an Associate of the School for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.In the 1970s he worked with the Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, and then with Inuit and Indian organisations, mapping hunter-gatherer territories and researching Land Claims and indigenous rights in many parts of Canada. He was an adviser to the Mackenzie Pipeline Inquiry, a member of the World Bank's famous Morse Commission and chairman of the Snake River Independent Review, all of which took him to the encounter between large-scale development and indigenous communities. Since 1997 he has worked with the South African San Institute on Bushman history and land rights in the Southern Kalahari.

Category: Sociology
ISBN: 9780571209675
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Non Fiction
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Sociology