Unstable Properties : Aboriginal Title and the Claim of British Columbia (PB)

SKU: 9780774866255

Author:
Patricia Burke Wood & David Rossiter
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
312
Publisher:
UBC Press
Copyright Data:
2023

Price:
Sale price$34.95

Description

Co-edited by professors of geography Patricia Burke Wood and David A. Rossiter, Unstable Properties discusses the so-called land question, which dominates political discourse in British Columbia. Unstable Properties reverses the usual approach – investigating Aboriginal claims to Crown land – to reframe the issue as a history of Crown attempts to solidify claims to Indigenous territory. From the historical-geographic processes through which the BC polity became entrenched in its present territory to key events of the twenty-first century, the authors highlight the unstable ideological foundation of land and title arrangements. In the process, they demonstrate that only by understanding diverse interpretations of sovereignty, governance, territory, and property can we move toward meaningful reconciliation.

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