Identité et sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes anglophones de Montréal

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Identité et sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes anglophones de Montréal
Abstract
As the product of a social construction, identity cannot be considered as being linear and fixed. Rather, identity is a fluid phenomenon that is strongly influenced by social practices, which are in turn embedded in specific power relations. The author points out that this phenomenon is all the more true for linguistic minorities, since these live at the frontier between two languages and two cultures — and sometimes even three in the case of racial and ethnic minorities. The results of her analysis are drawn from an ethnographic study conducted in English schools in the Montreal area. At the end of three years of field study, the author's results indicated 1) the presence of a bilingual or trilingual identity among the students; 2) diverse representations of the Anglophone community; and 3) the young participants conceded that they did not feel like they were a part of the French-speaking majority in the province; yet at the same time they did not express a sense of minority status in their relationship with the majority group.
Publication
Recherches sociographiques
Volume
Vol. 55
Issue
no. 3
Pages
467-484
Date
Septembre-décembre 2014
Language
fr
Citation
Gérin-Lajoie, Diane. “Identité et sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes anglophones de Montréal.” Recherches sociographiques Vol. 55, no. 3 (September 2014): 467–484.
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