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Northern Exposures

Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45

by (author) Peter Geller

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2011
Historical, Post-Confederation (1867-), Polar Regions, NON-CLASSIFIABLE, Native American Studies, History
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2005
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
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To many, the North is a familiar but inaccessible place. Yet images of the region are within easy reach, in magazine racks, on our coffee tables, and on television, computer, and movie screens. In Northern Exposures, Peter Geller uncovers the history behind these popular conceptions of the Canadian North.

About the author

Peter Geller is a historian and is currently based at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton.

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Editorial Reviews

In many ways, Geller’s Northern Exposures is ground-breaking. It is the first book to describe and document, with many superb illustrations, some of the extensive camera work done in the Canadian North; it is also the first book ... to provide a critique of certain key institutions and individuals whose images have constructed and conditioned southern Canadians’ perceptions of the North. But I want to begin with one aspect of this book that deserves special praise – the illustrations ... readers owe Geller and UBC Press much thanks ... each image is nicely subtitled and perfectly placed ... Geller concludes this study with an excellent bibliography. Bravo!

Canadian Historical Review, vol. 87, no.1