Green Gold
474 pages, 6 x 9
87 tables
Hardcover
Release Date:01 Jan 1983
ISBN:9780774801836
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Release Date:01 Jan 1983
ISBN:9780774854313
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Green Gold

The Forest Industry in British Columbia

UBC Press
A comprehensive analysis of the social, political, and economic role of forests as one of the principal single-staple industries in British Columbia, this book explores the history of forestry in the province, legislation and governmental control, labour unions, community and industry structure, employment conditions for men and women, job security, and “boom or bust” ideologies.
A remarkably comprehensive analysis of the social, political, and economic role of forests as one of the principal single-staple industries in British Columbia ... deals particularly with the susceptibility of the forest industry in the Pacific Northwest to external economic conditions and export markets. ... [It] should appeal to a broad audience of political scientists, economists, sociologists, natural resource specialists, and regional planners. Choice
Patricia Marchak, a professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, is the author of Ideological Perspectives on Canada and In Whose Interests.

Tables

Preface

Acknowledgements

Part I: Capital

1 A Staples Economy

2 History of a Resource Industry

3 “Partners with Industry”

4 The Structure of the Industry

Part II: Labour

5 Class and Human Capital

6 Markets, Technology, and Employment

7 Patterns of Employment and Unemployment

8 Employment Conditions for Women in Resource Towns

9 Job Control, Security, and Satisfaction

10 Job Control and Ideology

Part III: Communities

11 The Instant Town

12 At the End of the Forest

13 Policies for Change

Appendix A. Methodology and Samples

Appendix B. Tables Accompanying Chapter 9: Job Control, Security and Satisfaction

Appendix C. Tables Accompanying Chapter 10: Ideology 

Bibliography

Index

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