Making a Garden out of the Wilderness

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Abstract

By using examples of European meetings with indigenous Mi‟kmaq in the Atlantic provinces of Canada in the early 17th century, I will show how the concept of wilderness was employed as a key metaphor for establishing the moral right and duty of Europeans to colonize the land, reorganizing the nomadic hunters in settled communities and remaking the mobile nature of the “savage” in the image of a cultivated plant.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Religionshistoria

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Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationWilderness in Mythology and Religion: Approaching Religious Spatialities, Cosmologies, and Ideas of Wild Nature
RedaktörerLaura Feldt
FörlagDe Gruyter
Sidor205-228
VolymReligion and Society Seeries vol. 55
ISBN (tryckt)13: 978-1614512240
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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VolymReligion and Society Seeries vol. 55