Ethnolinguistic Minorities and National Integration in Canada

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Title
Ethnolinguistic Minorities and National Integration in Canada
Abstract
The author explores the question of how the identity process unfolds in among Canadian linguistic minority groups Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones outside Quebec). He argues that these processes do not reflect pure definitions of types of identity groups, such as nation, minority nationalism, or ethnic groups. They are, instead, an interlocking pattern of these different types, which produces a dynamic determined, in large part, by historic modes of national integration particular to the Canadian context. The author believes that the specific dynamic, rather than leading us away from our understanding of ethnolinguistic identities, leads us towards the possibility of a better understanding of how contemporary societies are constructed by the interweaving of ethnolinguistic and ethnocultural groups, national minorities and nations.
Publication
International Journal of the Sociology of Language
Volume
Vol. 2007
Issue
no. 185
Pages
255-263
Date
May 2007
Language
en
Citation
Thériault, Joseph Yvon. “Ethnolinguistic Minorities and National Integration in Canada.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language Vol. 2007, no. 185 (May 2007): 255–263.
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