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dc.contributor.advisorIliopoulou, Despinaen_US
dc.creatorSanders, Storm Leeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T00:28:08Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:12:43Z
dc.date.available2011-12-22T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:12:43Z
dc.date.created2010-12en_US
dc.date.issued2010-12en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12222010-002808en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at the relevance of ideology to the emergence of capitalist social formation in Rupert’s Land and the North West between 1852 and 1885 in two contexts: 1) as a mechanism of transforming the mercantilist social formation - the economy, state, and society - that arose to oversee the fur trade in Rupert’s Land and the ‘Indian Territory’ between 1670 and 1870; and 2) its role in establishing capitalist social formation in the North West up to 1885. I focus on the social processes by which ideology is transmitted and its significance to the emerging formation. I attempt to explain how a diverse group of politicians, bankers, investors, merchants, and industrialists took control of vast, resource-rich, and occupied territories like Rupert’s Land and the North West and completely transformed the existing social arrangements according to their worldview. This thesis engages Marxist theory to examine the ideas of John A. Macdonald, Alexander Mackenzie, and Edward Blake as heads of the eastern polity, state, central government, and official opposition, and the representatives of commercial, financial, and industrial factions of the bourgeoisie. Over six hundred primary samples of their discourses in the form of political speeches, historical debates, and personal correspondence were reviewed in this research. The major themes emerging from the analysis pertain to the ideological underpinnings of a capitalist worldview in terms of the relevance of law and Christianity to the colonization and civilization of emigrant and indigenous peoples in the North West. It was also found that while politicians disseminate the worldview of their class and faction, they rely significantly on the support of capital and the producing classes to implement their ideas and establish, legitimize, and reproduce the conditions and relations of capitalism. When Macdonald and Mackenzie failed to rally consent for capitalism among local peoples in the North West, ideological coercion became the means of transforming the necessary social, economic, and political structures. I suggest that the use of force (rather than cooperation) to organize agricultural ‘society’ in Saskatchewan has had long-term consequences for emigrant and indigenous peoples alike.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectThe North Westen_US
dc.subjectIdeologyen_US
dc.subjectKarl Marxen_US
dc.subjectMarxist Critiqueen_US
dc.subjectMercantilismen_US
dc.subjectCapitalismen_US
dc.subjectAntonio Gramscien_US
dc.subjectEconomyen_US
dc.subjectSocial Transformationen_US
dc.subjectSocietyen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectIndian Acten_US
dc.subjectStateen_US
dc.subjectColonizationen_US
dc.subjectCivilizationen_US
dc.subjectInfant Estates Acten_US
dc.subjectMetisen_US
dc.subjectEnfranchisement Acten_US
dc.subjectAboriginalen_US
dc.subjectPlains Creeen_US
dc.subjectWestern Expansionen_US
dc.subjectEmigrantsen_US
dc.subjectAnnexationen_US
dc.subjectIndigenousen_US
dc.subject1870en_US
dc.subjectHudson's Bay Companyen_US
dc.subject1869en_US
dc.subject1885en_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectAlexander Mackenzieen_US
dc.subjectGovernmenten_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectJohn A . Macdonalden_US
dc.subjectDiscourse Analysisen_US
dc.subjectChristianityen_US
dc.subjectRupert's Landen_US
dc.subjectEdward Blakeen_US
dc.subjectLouis Rielen_US
dc.titleCanada, inc. the relevance of ideology to the emergence of a capitalist social formation in Rupert's Land and the ‘Indian territories’ of British North America, 1852 TO 1885en_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWotherspoon, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDickinson, Harleyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWaiser, Billen_US


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