Quebec's Minority English-Speaking Population: Identity, Formation and Affirmation Through Institutional Vitality

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Title
Quebec's Minority English-Speaking Population: Identity, Formation and Affirmation Through Institutional Vitality
Abstract
In an effort to more fully comprehend the realities of the English-speaking community in Quebec, the authors explores the cultural reproduction of its collective identity through the community's institutional base. The institutions and organizations of the province's English-speaking community are essentially social and cultural community groups through which members can claim ownership for their collective identity. From this perspective, the authors present new research by introducing community concerns through semi-structured interviews conducted with institutional leaders from across the English-speaking population in the Spring of 2012. They investigate the intricate relationship between the ethnocultural identity of the community and how an institution has the ability to foster the links, bonds and attachments that contribute to enhancing community well-being and sustainability. This, they believe, is an important step in recognizing how the English-speaking community can build more recognition and ideological legitimacy and be seen as a contributing partner to the broader French-speaking community in Quebec.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études des Cantons de l’Est
Volume
No. 41
Pages
13-35
Date
Fall 2013
Language
en
Citation
Pichette, Amanda, and Cheryl Gosselin. “Quebec’s Minority English-Speaking Population: Identity, Formation and Affirmation Through Institutional Vitality.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études des Cantons de l’Est No. 41 (Fall 2013): 13–35.
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