English-Speaking Quebecers: Identity at the Borders of Belonging

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Title
English-Speaking Quebecers: Identity at the Borders of Belonging
Abstract
The author points out that globalization, in particular the movement of people across boundaries of space and time, is believed to benefit Quebec society yet is perceived as threatening due to the province's paradoxical situation as a linguistic majority within its own borders, but a minority in relation to the rest of Canada. The author explores Quebec's sociopolitical landscape and the making of linguistic, social and cultural borders that displace English-speaking and immigrant identities to the margins of society through a content analysis of Bill 14 (a proposed act to strengthen the Charter of the French Language - Bill 101) and Bill 60 (a proposed Quebec Charter of Values) and their public hearings, along with newspaper editorials and articles on the topic found in the Quebec Community Groups Network's online Daily Briefing. The empirical evidence, including news sources from urban and regional areas, reveals how English-speaking Quebecers position themselves within the borders of French society as a whole.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d'études des Cantons-de-l'Est
Volume
No. 45
Pages
49-69
Date
Fall 2015
Language
en
Citation
Gosselin, Cheryl. “English-Speaking Quebecers: Identity at the Borders of Belonging.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est No. 45 (Fall 2015): 49–69.
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