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Mudflat dreaming : waterfront battles and the squatters who fought them in 1970s Vancouver

Author: Jean Walton
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : New Star Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Transmontanus, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Explores two settlements on Vancouver's waterfront fringes in the 1970s: Bridgeview, a working-class neighborhood on the south bank of the Fraser river, mired in a decades-long battle with local council for basic amenities, and the Maplewood Mudflats squatters, a counter-cultural village of shacks on stilts raised above the tides on the city's North Shore. The book traverses the intersecting domains of activist and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Walton
ISBN: 1554201497 9781554201495
OCLC Number: 1049791615
Description: 203 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Transmontanus, 23.
Responsibility: Jean Walton.

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Explores two settlements on Vancouver's waterfront fringes in the 1970s: Bridgeview, a working-class neighborhood on the south bank of the Fraser river, mired in a decades-long battle with local council for basic amenities, and the Maplewood Mudflats squatters, a counter-cultural village of shacks on stilts raised above the tides on the city's North Shore. The book traverses the intersecting domains of activist and documentary film, waterfront environmentalism, urban politics, utopian experiments, working class struggle, Canadian Studies, and Pacific Northwest Regional literature.

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