|Title||PEOPLE IN THE WAY: Modernity, Environment, and Society on the Arrow Lakes|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Keywords||Hydroelectric plants, Modernism, Public works, Reservoirs, Treaties, Urban development|
While it is widely understood that large-scale, state-directed environmental exploitation drove the rise of British Columbia in the postwar years, rather less is known about the ideas and practices that informed this process. Focusing on the 1964 Columbia River Treaty, Loo examines the agents, techniques, and logic associated with the creation of a modern British Columbia through hydroelectric development, arguing that they were manifestations of an encompassing historically specific ideology of "high modernity."