Beyond the City Limits: Rural History in British Columbia


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Lutz
  • Bruce Stadfeld
  • Daniel P. Marshall
  • R. W. Sandwell
  • Ken Favrholdt
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Vancouver, B.C.
Publication year:
  • 1998


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