Of Moose and Men: Hunting for Masculinities in British Columbia, 1880-1939

TitleOf Moose and Men: Hunting for Masculinities in British Columbia, 1880-1939
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsLoo, T
JournalThe Western Historical Quarterly
Volume32
Pagination297-319
ISBN Number0043-3810
KeywordsGender, History, Hunting, Men, Sexuality
Abstract

This article examines gender formation. It argues that big game hunting in British Columbia constituted its practitioners as masculine and bourgeois, while simultaneously racializing and sexualizing them. The same activity also constructed an alternative masculinity for aboriginal guides, one inspired by the Trickster figure and centered on deception rather than confrontation.