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Author Michels, John, 1976-
Title Permanent weekend : nature, leisure, and rural gentrification / John Michels.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]

Author Michels, John, 1976-
Series McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series ; 7
McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series ; 7.
Subject Rural renewal -- Ontario -- Almaguin Highlands.
Gentrification -- Ontario -- Almaguin Highlands.
Globalization -- Ontario -- Almaguin Highlands.
Tourism -- Ontario -- Almaguin Highlands.
Agriculture -- Ontario -- Almaguin Highlands.
Almaguin Highlands (Ont.) -- Rural conditions.
Almaguin Highlands (Ont.) -- Economic conditions.
Almaguin Highlands (Ont.) -- Economic policy.
Almaguin Highlands (Ont.) -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed October 29, 2018).
Summary "North of the heart of Ontario's scenic Muskoka District are the Almaguin Highlands, a loosely organized collection of villages, townships, and municipalities. In the mid-1800s, the region was home to loggers and farmers, as well as seasonal residents in simple cottages and camps. Since then, the impact of economic globalization and government policies have transformed the countryside into a luxurious recreational, residential, and tourist destination. John Michels investigates change in the Almaguin Highlands, exploring the modern faces of cottaging, tourism, agriculture, forestry, and economic development initiatives. He shows how years of neoliberal policies have displaced agriculture and logging as the principal sources of employment in northern Ontario, generating tension and unexpected alliances between tourists, residents, loggers, farmers, developers, and governmental officials over the proper uses and meanings of rural space. The repercussions of this new service-oriented countryside include increased youth outmigration, decreased full-time employment opportunities, and an ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor. A complex and detailed study based on long-term interviews and fieldwork, Permanent Weekend critically explores the catalysts and eventual outcomes of gentrifying rural areas."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Historicizing and theorizing the Almaguin Highlands -- The summer cottage : a home away from home -- Tourism and its discontents -- Rural gentrification -- The changing landscapes of agriculture and forestry -- The economic development industry.
ISBN 9780773550650 (pdf)
9780773550667 (epub)
9780773548794 (paper)
OCLC # 962422575
Additional Format Print version: Michels, John, 1976- Permanent weekend. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017] 9780773548787 (DLC) 2017430619 (OCoLC)957507876

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