The Resource Becoming British Columbia : a population history, John Douglas Belshaw

Becoming British Columbia : a population history, John Douglas Belshaw

Label
Becoming British Columbia : a population history
Title
Becoming British Columbia
Title remainder
a population history
Statement of responsibility
John Douglas Belshaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Becoming British Columbia is the first comprehensive, demographic history of this province. Investigating critical moments in the demographic record and linking demographic patterns to larger social and political questions, it shows how biology, politics, and history conspire with sex, death, and migration to create a particular kind of society. John Belshaw overturns the widespread tendency to associate population growth with progress by examining how the province's Aboriginal population of as much as half a million was reduced by disease to fewer than 30,000 people in less than a century. He reveals that the province has a long tradition of thinking and acting vigorously in ways meant to control and shape biological communities of humans, and suggests that imperialism, race, class, and gender have historically situated population issues at the centre of public consciousness in British Columbia."--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
304.609711
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3530.B7
LC item number
B45 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
Label
Becoming British Columbia : a population history, John Douglas Belshaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-262) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Cradle to grave : an introduction -- 2. Weddings, funerals, anything : the British Columbian demographic narrative -- 3. The west we have lost : First Nations depopulation -- 4. Girl meets boys : sex ratios and nuptiality -- 5. Ahead by a century : fertility -- 6. Strangers in paradise : immigration and the experience of diversity -- 7. mourning after : mortality -- 8 The British Columbia clearances : some conclusions -- App. A. Leading settlements/towns/cities, BC, 1871-1951 -- App. B. Total population, BC, 1867-2006 -- App. C. Age and sex distributions, BC, 1891-2001 -- App. D. Infant mortality rates, BC, 1922-2002
Control code
ocn646864035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774815475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612740442
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
274044
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2562880x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646864035
  • pebcs0774815450

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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