The culture of Alberta's exurbia
Routes Magazine published MAIIC student Dave Fream's research on the culture of Alberta's exurbia this week. Dave conducted his public ethnography project as part of IICS 605: Public culture.
"They are not city folk, nor are they farmers; they are acreage dwellers in between. Asked where they fit themselves on the urban-rural spectrum most claimed a rural identity – with caveats to indicate that life on the edge is a mixed blessing. In academia they call us exurban residents… I say ‘us’ because I am one."