Social Transformation in Rural Canada: Community, Cultures, and Collective Action

Author:   John R. Parkins ,  Maureen G. Reed
Publisher:   University of British Columbia Press
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9780774823814


Pages:   428
Publication Date:   01 July 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Students, scholars, and community workers will find this book an invaluable resource for understanding the changing nature of life in Canada's numerous and diverse rural communities.

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Author:   John R. Parkins ,  Maureen G. Reed
Publisher:   University of British Columbia Press
Imprint:   University of British Columbia Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.640kg
ISBN:  

9780774823814


ISBN 10:   077482381
Pages:   428
Publication Date:   01 July 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward a Transformative Understanding of Rural Social Change / John R. Parkins and Maureen G. Reed Part 1: History, Trends, and Territory 1 Notes toward a History of Rural Canada, 1870-1940 / R.W. Sandwell 2 Globalization and Rural Change in Canada's Territorial North / Chris Southcott 3 Destination Rural Canada: An Overview of Recent Immigrants to Rural Small Towns / Yoko Yoshida and Howard Ramos Part 2: Structure and Discourse 4 Rural-Urban Interdependence: Understanding Our Common Interests / Bill Reimer 5 Labour Migration and Mobility in Newfoundland: SocialTransformation and Community in Three Rural Areas / Martha MacDonald, Peter Sinclair, and Deatra Walsh 6 Producing Globalization: Gender, Agency, and the Transformation of Rural Communities of Work / Belinda Leach 7 Changes in the Social Imaginings of the Landscape: The Management of Alberta's Rural Public Lands / Lorelei L. Hanson 8 Logic of Land and Power: The Social Transformation of Northern Natural Resource Management / Ken J. Caine 9 Including Youth in an Aging Rural Society: Reflections from Northern British Columbia's Resource Frontier Communities / Laura Ryser, Don Manson, and Greg Halseth Part 3: Culture and Identity 10 It's Who We Are: Locating Cultural Strength in Relationship with the Land / Jonaki Bhattacharyya, Marilyn Baptiste, David Setah, and Roger William 11 Visions of Rootedness and Flow: Remaking Economic Identity in Post-Resource Communities / Nathan Young 12 Governing Transformation and Resilience: The Role of Identity in Renegotiating Roles for Forest-Based Communities of British Columbia's Interior / Emily Jane Davis and Maureen G. Reed 13 Mill Town Identity Crisis: Reframing the Culture of Forest Resource Dependence in Single-Industry Towns / Ryan Bullock 14 The Social Transformation of Agriculture: The Case of Quebec / Christopher Bryant Part 4: Voice and Action 15 That's No Way to Run a Railroad : The Battle River Branchline and the Politics of Technology in Rural Alberta / Darin Barney 16 It's the Largest, Remotest, Most Wild, Undisturbed Area in the Province : Outdoor Sport and Environmental Conflict in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area, Nova Scotia / Mark C.J. Stoddart 17 Newfoundland and Labrador's Poverty Reduction Strategy: The Transformation of Government-Rural Community Relations, 1999-2009 / Carol-Anne Hudson 18 Cultural and Creative Economy Strategies for Community Transformation: Four Approaches / Ross Nelson, Nancy Duxbury, and Catherine Murray Postscript: The Future of Rural Studies in Canada / John R. Parkins and Maureen G. Reed

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This book examines how contemporary rural people shape their collective lives even in difficult circumstances. It tells stories about real, complex rural places, and will be a standard reference for scholars, university students, and community advocates. - Roger Epp, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta Social Transformation in Rural Cana da provides a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and events that have contributed to the present transformation of the Canadian rural sector. The volume clearly stands out from the crowd, introducing a range of valuable perspectives and arguments that will contribute to the development of the field. - H.P. Diaz, Department of Sociology and Social Sciences and director of the Canadian Plains Research Centre, University of Regina


This book examines how contemporary rural people shape their collective lives even in difficult circumstances. It tells stories about real, complex rural places, and will be a standard reference for scholars, university students, and community advocates. - Roger Epp, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta


Author Information

John R. Parkins is an associate professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta. Maureen G. Reed is a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan. Contributors: Marilyn Baptiste, Darin Barney, Jonaki Bhattacharyya, Ryan Bullock, Christopher Bryant, Ken J. Caine, Emily Jane Davis, Nancy Duxbury, Greg Halseth, Lorelei L. Hanson, Carol-Anne Hudson, Belinda Leach, Don Manson, Martha MacDonald, Catherine Murray, Ross Nelson, Howard Ramos, Bill Reimer, Laura Ryser, Ruth Wells Sandwell, David Setah, Peter Sinclair, Chris Southcott, Mark C.J. Stoddart, Deatra Walsh, Roger William, Yoko Yoshida, and Nathan Young

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