Cottage Country in Transition: A Social Geography of Change and Contention in the Rural-Recreational Countryside (Google eBook)

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Sep 30, 1998 - Social Science - 302 pages
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Using the Rideau Lakes region of eastern Ontario and the Cultus Lake area of southwestern British Columbia as case studies, Greg Halseth examines the ways in which economic, political, and social power affect community change. He focuses on specific issues, such as residential change, land use planning, property taxation, and social organization. Moving beyond empirical research, Halseth sets the changes occurring in these communities within a broader intellectual context of "community power" and "commodification of the rural idyll." He pays particular attention to how general processes and pressures work themselves out in particular places.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
COTTAGES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
11
COMMUNITIES AND CHANGE
67
CHANGE AND CONTENTION
139
Notes
239
Bibliography
263
Index
281
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University of Northern British Columbia

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