Language, Citizenship And Identity In Quebec

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Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.

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Overview

Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.

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Winner of the 2008 Pierre Savard Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies.

"...a concise yet clear overview not only of the Quebec situation as a particular case, but also of the general theoretical concepts of identity and citizenship that play a key role in the Quebec nation-building process. ...excellent analysis of the young Quebec Nation and the challenges it faces, bound to become indispensable to many a student, scholar or non-expert interested in the Quebec case..." — The Linguist List

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403949752
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Language and Globalization Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

LEIGH OAKES is Reader in French and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. His research explores questions of language and national identity in Quebec, Sweden, France and the European Union. He has written numerous journal articles and is the author of Language and National Identity: Comparing France and Sweden.

JANE WARREN is Honorary Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has published at the juncture of sociolinguistics and cultural studies, in journals such as Culture, Theory and Critique and French Cultural Studies. She is co-author of the forthcoming monograph Language and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
• Foreword—G.Bouchard
Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• PART I: NEW CHALLENGES
• From French Canadian to Quebecer
• Redefining the Quebec Nation
* Quebec in a Globalising World
• PART II: A COMMON LANGUAGE
• French: A Language for All Quebecers
• Whose French? Language Attitudes, Linguistic Insecurity and Standardisation
* PART III: DIVERSE EXPERIENCES
• Language, Immigration and Belonging
• Transformations of Anglophone Quebec
• Linguistic Rights for Aboriginal Nations
• Conclusion
• Appendix
• Notes
* Bibliography
• Index

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