Anglophone versus francophone? Logiques identitaires chez la jeunesse scolarisée au Québec

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Title
Anglophone versus francophone? Logiques identitaires chez la jeunesse scolarisée au Québec
Abstract
In the early 1990s, some researchers speculated on the absence of an Anglophone collective identity in Quebec. In the 2000s, other researchers suggested that advanced bilingualism among the younger Anglophone generations was blurring the boundaries between Anglophones and Francophones. The author conducted interviews with 33 Quebec City young adults educated in English-language schools to examine these hypotheses from another angle. A typological analysis of identities as experienced by youths whom she interviewed indicates that "Anglophone Canadian" and "Francophone Québécois" collective identities belong to the imaginary referents which English Quebecers use to define themselves — at least within the context of Quebec City where there is a substantial Francophone majority. She analyzed her data based on an approach that is centered on the social actor, and on the negotiated aspect of individual identity. She concludes by proposing an intercultural approach to deconstruct this dichotomous vision of Quebec’s linguistic identities.
Publication
International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d'études canadiennes
Volume
Vol. 45-46
Pages
17-33
Date
2012
Language
fr
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Citation
Magnan, Marie-Odile. “Anglophone versus francophone? Logiques identitaires chez la jeunesse scolarisée au Québec.” International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d’études canadiennes Vol. 45-46 (2012): 17–33. http://www.erudit.org/revue/ijcs/2012/v/n45-46/1009892ar.pdf.
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