Multicultural Common Spaces and the Negotiation of Belonging: The English-Speaking Communities of Quebec and the Integration of Newcomers

Type of resource
Authors/collaborators
Title
Multicultural Common Spaces and the Negotiation of Belonging: The English-Speaking Communities of Quebec and the Integration of Newcomers
Abstract
The authors use the conceptual framework of multicultural common spaces to explore the integration processes of immigrants into the English-speaking communities of Quebec (ESCQ). These multicultural common spaces seek to simultaneously promote and secure two related goals: to increase the overall collective vitality of English-speaking communities and allow the Anglophone population to be a bridge for newcomers seeking to fully integrate into Quebec's French culture and society. The authors argue that the institutional base of the ESCQ, along with personnel and community leaders, enable Anglophones to offer a multicultural common space for a diversity of newcomers to build a sense of attachment and belonging to Quebec.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’etudes des Cantons de l’Est
Volume
No. 43
Pages
9-26
Date
Fall 2014
Language
en
Citation
Gosselin, Cheryl, and Amanda Pichette. “Multicultural Common Spaces and the Negotiation of Belonging: The English-Speaking Communities of Quebec and the Integration of Newcomers.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’etudes des Cantons de l’Est No. 43 (Fall 2014): 9–26.
Find in a library
Permalink