SANDWELL, R.W., ed LUTZ, John. STADFIELD, Bruce. MARSHALL, Daniel P.
Title: Beyond the City Limits : Rural History in British Columbia
Publisher:  UBC Press, Vancouver:, 1999,
Seller ID: 35893
SANDWELL, R.W., (ed.). Beyond the City Limits: Rural History in British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, (1999). Pp 293. 8vo, ill. boards. "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 BC 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 northernBC . and the triumph of the coddling moth over Okanagan orchardists, to sh ow 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 histtory of British Columbia ." New. 45.00