(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Ignorance and historical geographies of Aboriginal exclusion : evidence from the 2007 Bouchard-Taylor Commission on Reasonable Accommodation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, CANADA


The AA. undertake a geographically sensitive analysis of Quebec's 2007 Bouchard-Taylor Commis-sion to demonstrate how ignorance of Aboriginal realities works strategically to sustain unequally occupied rhetorical and material space. They analyze how the law, and ignorance of how it applies to Aboriginal peoples, is mobilized by the Commissioners to create a space from which Aboriginal peoples could be excluded, and highlight the continuity of this strategy with past debates over Que-bec identity. The case of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission demonstrates how ignorance operates in highly sophisticated and often readily justifiable ways to uphold settler interests


Article of periodic

published at : Canadian geographer / ISSN 0008-3658 / CODEN CNGGAR

Editor : Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto - CANADA (1950)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no1 [pp. 110-122]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 10368

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/cag.12064

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