A Social Geography of Canada

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Guy M. Robinson
Dundurn, Jan 1, 1991 - History - 506 pages
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This collection of essays is published as a tribute to the eminent Canadian scholar, J. Wreford Watson. The studies focus on subjects which formed the basis of his life's work -- the changing character of Canadian landscape and society, and the urbanization of that society, including aspects of its historical evolution, its present spacial forms and current social issues.

This is a book about people and places. It is broadly concerned with "who lives where?" and has several contributions which are drawn from a human ecology tradition and concern for hard data. At the same time, recognition is given to the fact that behind the maps of social distributions lie the lives of everyday people and the unseen forces shaping those lives.

In addition, the diversity of Canadian society is recognized in essays dealing with the development of distinctive ethnic areas in the major cities, rural depopulation and the increasing impress of government policies and planning measures.

  

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Contents

List of Tables
9
Acknowledgements
15
Wreford Watsons Social Geography and a
21
Aspects of Social Differentiation in Canada Pierre Camu
48
Pluralism and National Unity Jacques Bernier
61
Social Cohesion and Conflicts in Quebec Jacques Bernier
82
A Study of the Foundation of
92
The Urban Dynamic Social Geographies of Urban Canada
141
Urban Canada 2001 Bernard D Thraves
267
Rural CanadaUrbanization Depopulation
283
The City Beyond the City Guy M Robinson
302
Rural Change in the Prairies William J Carlyle
330
The Example
359
A Longue Durie in
373
Cooperatives as Instruments of Social Change for the
393
Society and the Planned Management
411

Recent Developments and the Changing Image
154
Mapping the Socioeconomic Landscape of OttawaHull
170
Ethnicity and Social Areas within Winnipeg
195
The Expansion of Domestic Space on Vancouvers North Shore
220
Community Aspirations Territorial Justice and the Metropolitan
245
How People Have Influenced
420
The British Columbia
445
Some Geographical Aspects of Social Policy and Evaluation
471
Appendix
492
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Guy M. Robinson is senior Lecturer in human geography at the University of Edinburgh. He has degrees from London and Oxford universities and has held visiting positions at the universities of Regina, Canterbury, Melbourne, and Queensland. He is author of Agricultural Change: Geographical Essays on British Agriculture and Conflict and Change in the Countryside

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