Corpus ID: 141593647

A Little Place in the (Next) Country: Negotiating Nature and Nation in 1970s Ontario

  title={A Little Place in the (Next) Country: Negotiating Nature and Nation in 1970s Ontario},
  author={P. Stevens},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={42 - 66}
  • P. Stevens
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
This essay examines the Ontario government's efforts to ban the sale of recreational property to Americans during the 1970s. In a country where wilderness has traditionally been central to national identity, the summer home has long enjoyed iconic status within media reports and popular culture. Claims that the family cottage is a symbol of Canada have concealed two competing views regarding the meaning and purpose of Ontario's cottage country, however. While some people have believed that… Expand
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