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.
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