Becoming British Columbia
A Population HistoryBook - 2009
Becoming British Columbianbsp;is the first comprehensive,demographic history of British Columbia. Investigating critical momentsin the demographic record and linking demographic patterns to largersocial and political questions, it shows how biology, politics, andhistory conspired with sex, death, and migration to create a particularkind of society. John Belshaw overturns the widespread tendency toassociate population growth with progress. He reveals that the provincehas a long tradition of thinking and acting vigorously in ways meant tocontrol and shape biological communities of humans, and suggests thatimperialism, race, class, and gender have historically situatedpopulation issues at the centre of public consciousness in BritishColumbia.