M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 Vancouver prides itself on being a green city, and the west coast is known for its active environmental protest culture. But the roots of this mentality reach far beyond the founding of organizations such as Greenpeace. Small cam- paigns led by local community groups from the 1960s onward left a lasting impact on the region. At the Wilderness Edge examines five antidevelopment campaigns in and around Vancouver that reflected a dramatic decline in public support for large-scale commercial and industrial projects. J.I. Little describes the highly effective protests that were instrumental in preserving threatened green spaces on Coal Harbour, Hollyburn Ridge, Bowen Island, Gambier Island, and the Squamish estuary, keeping these important British Columbia landmarks from becoming a high-rise development project, a downhill ski resort, a suburban housing tract, an open-pit copper mine, and a major coal port, respectively. Through detailed analysis of development proposals and protests, government studies, and community responses, Little argues that it was not the usual sus- pects – 1960s radicalism and anti-establishment youth culture – that initiated and carried out these protests, but rather middle-aged, middle-class, politi- cally engaged citizens, many of whom were women. An engaging study of grassroots politics in action, At the Wilderness Edge sheds new light on the rise of environmental consciousness, a pivotal era in the history of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada. J.I. Little is professor emeritus in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. 3 2 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S ($Ht..7’d008L3 wd2o.1 %t.C.o8C1 o8C w039d2$0 crdCt03 February 2019 -5,7a755pl7lnha7- 4s-i-l£ bAU1 4s-i-l£ Dc1 kssi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7lnpa7a 4SSaiaac bAU1 4SSaiaac Dc1 k,,iaa $.9ru n B - sSn66 SS 6u9r931 l xo63 0g99T omot.oN.0 At the Wilderness Edge The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada’s West Coast j.i. little Exploring the beginnings of the antidevelopment protest movements in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • E N V I R O N M E N TA L S T U D I E S McGill-Queen’s Refugee and Forced Migration Studies series editors megan bradley and james milner Forced migration is a local, national, regional, and global challenge with profound political and social implications. Understanding the causes and consequences of, and possible responses to, forced migration requires careful analysis from a range of disciplinary perspectives, as well as interdisciplinary dialogue. The purpose of the McGill-Queen’s Refugee and Forced Migration Studies series is to advance in-depth examination of diverse forms, di- mensions, and experiences of displacement, including in the context of conflict and violence, repression and persecution, and disasters and en- vironmental change. The series will explore responses to refugees, inter- nal displacement, and other forms of forced migration to illuminate the dynamics surrounding forced migration in global, national, and local contexts, including Canada, the perspectives of displaced individuals and communities, and the connections to broader patterns of human mobility. Featuring research from fields including politics, international relations, law, anthropology, sociology, geography, and history, the series highlights new and critical areas of inquiry within the field, espe- cially conversations across disciplines and from the perspective of re- searchers in the global South, where the majority of forced migration unfolds. The series benefits from an international advisory board made up of leading scholars in refugee and forced migration studies. The Criminalization of Migration Context and Consequences edited by idil atak and james c. simeon A N N O U N C I N G A N E W S E R I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S ($Ht..7’d008L3 w0Ed:00 o8C G92$0C (t:2ort98 crdCt03 November 2018 -5,7a755pl7lhhn75 4phi-l£ 6o602 -5,7a755pl7lhhl7a 4Ssaiaac $.9ru n B - hha66 0g99T omot.oN.0