Small Cities, Big Issues: Reconceiving Community in a Neoliberal Era

Small Cities, Big Issues: Reconceiving Community in a Neoliberal Era

by Christopher Walmsley, Terry Kading

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ISBN-13: 9781771991650
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Publication date: 07/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Christopher Walmsley is professor emeritus at Thompson Rivers University. He taught social work for over 25 years at Thompson Rivers University, University of Manitoba, and University of British Columbia. He is the author of Protecting Aboriginal Children and co-editor with Diane Purvey of Child and Family Welfare in British Columbia: A History. He has also published numerous articles and reports on fathers and child welfare. He lives in New Westminster, BC. Terry Kading is associate professor of political science at Thompson Rivers University where he teaches courses in Canadian politics, comparative politics, and local government. He is also involved in several community-based research projects with a focus on social and economic challenges in the small city.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix Introduction 3 Part I Displacement, Isolation, and the Other 1. Homelessness in Small Cities: The Abdication of Federal Responsibility 23 Terry Kading and Christopher Walmsley 2. Zoned Out: Regulating Street Sex Work in Kamloops, British Columbia 53 Lorry-Ann Austin 3. Needles in Nanaimo: Exclusionary Versus Inclusionary Approaches to Illicit Drug Users 75 Sydney Weaver 4. Being Queer in the Small City 105 Wendy Hulko 5. “Thrown Out into the Community”: The Closure of Tranquille 125 Diane Purvey 6. Fitting In: Women Parolees in the Small City 147 Jennifer Murphy 7. Walking in Two Worlds: Aboriginal Peoples in the Small City 167 Sharnelle Matthew and Kathie McKinnon Part II Building Community 8. Social Planning and the Dynamics of Small-City Government 193 Christopher Walmsley and Terry Kading 9. The Inadequacies of Multiculturalism: Reflections on Immigrant Settlement, Identity Negotiation, and Community in a Small City 213 Mónica J. Sánchez-Flores 10. Municipal Approaches to Poverty Reduction in British Columbia: A Comparison of New Westminster and Abbotsford 235 Robert Harding and Paul Jenkinson 11. Integrated Action and Community Empowerment: Building Relationships of Solidarity in Magog, Québec 275 Jacques Caillouette 12. Small City, Large Town? Reflections on Neoliberalism in the United Kingdom 295 Graham Day Conclusion: The Way Forward 323 List of Contributors 331

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