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Districts, Documentation, and Population in Rupert’s Land (1740–1840)

Authors: Henry, Aaron James

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This book interrogates how districts were used in British North America to inspect, and document indigenous people by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). In particular, it examines how the HBC utilized districts to create a political geography that allowed for closer surveillance of indigenous people and stabilized debt. An initial examination of how the district was used to rework earlier 18th-century conducts of observation into the more ordered and spatially limited regime of inspection is undertaken, followed by an investigation of how the district became central to the HBC’s efforts to limit the movement of indigenous people, individualize hunters, and spur ‘industriousness’. The book points to how districts became key to a number of colonial projects, laying the infrastructure for the modern reserve system in Canada. In this sense, the book provides a critical genealogy of how the command of space and social vision shaped Canada’s colonial geography.

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Aaron James Henry is a former SSHRC post-doctoral fellow and an adjunct professor at Carleton University, Canada, with the Institute of Political Economy.  Dr. Henry has written and lectured on social theory, critical security studies and surveillance.

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“A strong contribution to genealogical and critical analyses of both colonial power and its geography. The book’s greatest significance lies in its careful delineation of the emerging capitalist order fabricated through the district. It was a tactic of pacification for a new political economy aimed at the dispossession and exploitation of Canada’s indigenous population.” (George S. Rigakos, Professor of the Political Economy of Policing, Carleton University, Canada)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32729-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Districts, Documentation, and Population in Rupert’s Land (1740–1840)
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32730-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32730-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32729-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 145
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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