Beyond the City Limits: Rural History in British Columbia

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The contributors bring a broad and innovative approach to rural history as they examine the different and complex ways in which the countryside of the past can be understood. They explore topics ranging from Aboriginal-White settler relations to prostitution to the triumph of the codling moth over Okanagan orchardists. Representing a wide range of fields, the contributors bring expertise, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives from social and political history, environmental studies, cultural studies, geography and anthropology. This collection of essays challenge traditional readings of British Columbia history. It suggests that the emphasis on resource extraction, capitalist-labour relations, and urban society is not broad enough to support the analysis of many facets of the province's history.

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R.W. Sandwell has taught history at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

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Historians have not usually identified British Columbia as a rural province. B.C. historiography has been dominated by mining, logging, and fishing, and theorized within the context of large-scale, laissez-faire capitalism and economic individualism. Silences in the historical record have exacerbated this situation and lent tacit support to the dominance of resource-based capitalism as the shaping force in B.C. history.

The essays in Beyond the City Limits, all published here for the first time, decisively break this silence and challenge traditional readings of B.C. history. In this wide-ranging collection, R.W. Sandwell draws together a distinguished group of contributors who bring expertise, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives taken from social and political history, environmental studies, cultural geography, and anthropology. They discuss such diverse topics as Aboriginal-White settler relations on Vancouver Island, pimping and violence in northern BC, and the triumph of the coddling moth over Okanagan orchardists, to show that a narrow emphasis on resource extraction, capitalist labour relations, and urban society is simply not broad enough to adequately describe those who populated the province’s history.

By challenging the dominant urban-based and overwhelmingly capitalist interpretation of the province’s history, the provocative essays in Beyond the City Limits expand our understanding of what "rural" was and what it meant in the history of British Columbia.

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Published by University of British Columbia , UBC Press (1999)
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Book Description University of British Columbia , UBC Press, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Photos , Maps (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1999 book paperback 1st. BRAND NEW from 1999 publisher. Never opened, Never owned, Never marked. Gift Giving quality. Book size: 6 x 9 x 1" thick; 293 pages ; illustrated with black & white graphs, photographs and maps. Historians have not usually identified British Columbia as a rural province. B.C. history and geography has been dominated by mining, logging, and fishing, and theorized within the context of large-scale, laissez-faire capitalism and economic individualism Silences in the historical record have exacerbated this situation and lent tacit support to the dominance of resorce-based capitalism as the shaping force in British Columbia history. The essays in this book, all published here for the first time, decisively break this silence and challenge traditional readings of history in the Canadian province of B.C. In this wide-ranging collection, R.W. Sandwell draws together a distinguished group of contributors who bring expertise, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives, taken from social and political history, environmental studies, cultural geography, and anthropology . They discuss such diverse topics as Aboriginal-White settler relations on Vancouver Island, pimping and violence in northern BC . and the triumph of the coddling moth over Okanagan orchardists, to show that a narrow emphasis on resource extraction, capitalist labour relations, and urban society is simply not broad enough to adequately describe those who populated the province's history . By challenging the dominant urban-based and overwhelmingly capitalist interpretation of the province's history, the provocative essays in this book expand our understanding of what "rural" was and what it meant in the histtory of British Columbia . " Beyond the City Limits - Rural History in British Columbia " , 1999 paper back book, edited by R.W. Sandwell . published by UBC, The University of British Columbia Press, in English only *** Secure packing, Safe shipping, since 1965 *** 6 x 9 x 1 ". Bookseller Inventory # 5042

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