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By John Michels

ISBN-10: 0773548785

ISBN-13: 9780773548787

ISBN-10: 0773548793

ISBN-13: 9780773548794

North of the center of Ontario’s scenic Muskoka District are the Almaguin Highlands, a loosely prepared selection of villages, townships, and municipalities. within the mid-1800s, the zone was once domestic to loggers and farmers, in addition to seasonal citizens in basic cottages and camps. in view that then, the impression of monetary globalization and govt guidelines has remodeled the geographical region right into a sumptuous leisure, residential, and vacationer destination.

John Michels investigates switch within the Almaguin Highlands, exploring the fashionable faces of cottaging, tourism, agriculture, forestry, and monetary improvement tasks. He exhibits how years of neoliberal guidelines have displaced agriculture and logging because the imperative assets of employment in northern Ontario, producing rigidity and unforeseen alliances among travelers, citizens, loggers, farmers, builders, and governmental officers over the correct makes use of and meanings of rural area. The repercussions of this new service-oriented geographical region comprise elevated adolescence outmigration, lowered full-time employment possibilities, and an ever-growing hole among the wealthy and the bad.

A wealthy and designated examine in line with long term interviews and fieldwork, everlasting Weekend significantly explores the catalysts and results of gentrifying rural areas.

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