Language, Citizenship And Identity In Quebec

Paperback | January 5, 2007

byL. Oakes

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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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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.

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 WAR...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:January 5, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580106

ISBN - 13:9780230580107

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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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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