Grey Owl, les autochtones et la perception environnementale au Canada au début du XXe siècle

by Sahr, Sylvia

Abstract (Summary)
Through an analysis of the environmental discourse of the author and speaker Grey Owl (1888 – 1938), this thesis studies the environmental perception of Native and Western cultures in Canada in the early 20th century. The objective is to identify the environmental perception in its dependency of the state of Nature, the epoch and the culture of the individual and the society. Avant-gardist, Grey Owl integrated elements of a sustainable way of life and ecotourism in his discourse. He too represented the ambivalence of Western societies to the Nature. Without his transformation into a Native, this Englishman with his long hair could not have made known the necessity of saving the wilderness and the native cultures to a wide audience. He contributed to the romantic image created from the Natives by the Western societies. Still today, long after the colonization, the Natives, peoples dear to Grey Owl, feel a loss of identity.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Hatvany, Matthew

School:Université Laval

School Location:Canada - Quebec / Québec

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:10/01/2006

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