Placing Quebec Nationalisms: Constructing English Identities in Quebec’s Eastern Townships

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Author/collaborator
Title
Placing Quebec Nationalisms: Constructing English Identities in Quebec’s Eastern Townships
Abstract
Most studies of nationalism in Quebec focus on such “national” questions as sovereignty, language laws and anglophone-francophone conflicts. The author examines the construction of national identities on an everyday level, specifically the construction of Anglophone identities in the mainly rural Eastern Townships, which he points out is not straightforward. For example, he shows, Anglophone Townshippers generally present themselves as a minority, but their idea of minority has developed both positive and negative connotations. On the one hand, there is the argument put forward that as a minority, Anglophones are discriminated against under the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101), but because of the Charter, Anglophones are the most bilingual group in the province.
Publication
British Journal of Canadian Studies
Volume
Vol. 18
Issue
no. 1
Pages
120-136
Date
2005
Language
en
Citation
Canning, John. “Placing Quebec Nationalisms: Constructing English Identities in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.” British Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 18, no. 1 (2005): 120–136.
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