Local Irishness : Storytelling, Heritage, and Place Attachment in Douglastown, Québec

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
Local Irishness : Storytelling, Heritage, and Place Attachment in Douglastown, Québec
Abstract
The author notes that the community of Douglastown, on the Gaspé Peninsula in eastern Quebec, has experienced profound change in recent years. An increase in migration to the area has relegated the once majority Anglophone population to a minority in the region. In response, the author explains. community members use a history of Irish immigration to the area to differentiate themselves from other places in the Gaspésie and across the province. They likewise use this legacy to strengthen and express place attachment, celebrate their heritage and history, emphasize their language, and continue the traditions of the Catholic Church, both within and outside of their community. Through interviews, participant observation, mapping, and local research, the author shows how stories in Douglastown revolve around these multiple expressions of Irishness and how this has created a framework for defining belonging in the past that still resonates within the community today.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Place
St. John's, NL
Date
2020
# of Pages
vi-215p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Leggo, Angelina. “Local Irishness : Storytelling, Heritage, and Place Attachment in Douglastown, Québec.” Master’s Thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2020. https://research.library.mun.ca/14456/1/thesis.pdf.
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