CNS Press Releases New Book on Communities and Forest Industry in a Global Perspective

The Centre for Northern Studies (CNS) is pleased to announce the release of its latest book, Pulp Friction: Communities and Forest Industry in a Global Perspective. The work is edited by Ronald N. Harpelle and Michel S. Beaulieu.

William Lyon Mackenzie King once observed about Canada that, "if some countries have too much history, we have too much geography." This is true of Northern Ontario, where the boreal forest covers 40 million hectares and small towns are the norm. However, Northern Ontario's economy has been hard hit over the past several years, resulting in significant job losses in the forest industry and major economic and social shifts. While most studies of globalization focus on industrial cities in densely populated regions like Southern Ontario, Pulp Friction examines the impact of global forces on the industrial centres of the boreal forest region with a reflection on the new forest industries in the Global South. The friction generated by these shifts is the essence of this study.

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