A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec by Jocelyn LétourneauA History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec by Jocelyn Létourneau

A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec

byJocelyn Létourneau

Paperback | July 8, 2004

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In A History for the Future Jocelyn Létourneau, a leader of the new wave of Quebec intellectuals, examines the hotly debated topics of history and memory in Quebec and Canada. Rather than focus on the past itself, he considers the challenge of turning the past into a narrative that contributes to building a better society, thereby establishing a liberating legacy for that society's heirs. As relatively new societies whose memories and histories are built on European foundations, the interrelated narratives of Quebec and Canadian history provide a rich body of material for such a far-reaching reflection. By investigating the role Quebec's historical narrative plays for contemporary Quebecers, Létourneau shows how interpretations of the past affect a society's future.
Jocelyn Letourneau holds the Canada Research Chair in the History and Political Economy of Contemporary Quebec at Université Laval.
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Title:A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in QuebecFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:July 8, 2004Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773527257

ISBN - 13:9780773527256

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"This book that must be read by anyone who wants to understand the historical roots or present condition of Canada and Quebec. It will be integral all future debates on these topics. The book is full of stimulating and well-phrased ideas." Jean-Jacques Simard, Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française