'My Furladies': The Fabric of a Nation

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Abstract

This chapter is about women and fur, or in my rendition, furladies. If the history of Canada is literally mapped, if not tainted, by fur trade chronicles, travelling accounts and economic studies of the influence of the fur trade on the development of the country, a meagre body of work has considered the very sexual beaver ties and stitches that inform the relationships between women, fur and the nation. This project proposes to unfold the cultural and political links between fur and women, beaver and furladies, in the gendering and sexualising of the national space(s).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThinking Through the Skin
EditorsSara Ahmed, Jackie Stacey
PublisherRoutledge
Pages194–208
ISBN (Electronic)9780203165706
ISBN (Print)9780415223560, 9780415223553
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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NameTransformations

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