Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-23
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Centuryis a contributed, multidisciplinary text that examines Quebec history from social, cultural, and political perspectives. Editors Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, and Christopher Kirkey bring together experts from a variety of fields to create a contributed text on the history of Quebec that is the first of its kind in the English language. Much more than a mere survey text, Quebec Questions engages students with questions such as isQuebec distinct?, what makes Quebec distinct?, what is its relationship with the rest ofCanada?, andwhat is its place on the world stage?In addition to the editors' introductions, which provide a framework and context for each of the text's parts, an expansive pedagogical program in every chapter, including a timeline, a biographical sketch of a key figure, a profile of a significant event, critical-thinking questions, a select bibliography, and relevant websites for further exploration. The broad and inclusive format ofQuebec Questionswill ensure its appropriateness for the growing number of courses examining Quebec through a variety of lenses.

Author Biography

Jarrett Rudy is an assistant professor as well as the director of the Quebec Studies program at McGill University. He teaches and researches nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec and Canadian social and cultural history. More specifically, he is interested in everyday interactions between cultural groups in Quebec and their relationships to larger economic and political structures. Quebec Questions is his first book.

Stephan Gervais is an assistant professor at McGill University and coordinator of the Quebec Studies program. Gervais has written numerous research papers and journal articles on the subject of Quebec history and is frequently a guest speaker at Quebec and Canadian studies conferences. Quebec Questions is his first book.

Christopher Kirkey is a professor in and director of the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh. Prior to accepting his SUNY post, Kirkey worked with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and was assistant editor of the American Review of Canadian Studies (1997-2003). Kirkey has authored a wide variety of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and commissioned reports. In addition to Quebec Questions, he is currently working on a book titled The Global Elimination of Landmines: The Origins, Negotiation & Implementation of the Ottawa Convention for Indiana University Press.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Part A: Memories
-Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
1. The Establishment of a French Empire in North America
-Brett Rushforth
2. The Canadiens and the Conquest of Quebec: Interpretations, Realities, Ambiguities
-Donald Fyson
3. Thinking about Power in Post-Rebellion Quebec, 1837-67
-Brian Young
4. Canadian Federalism and the Search for Accommodation of Quebec Nationalism
-Garth Stevenson
Part B: Identities
-Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
5. The Evolution of French Canada
-Alexis Lachaine
6. Quebec's Americanicity
-Yvan Lamonde
7. Frontiers in Quebec Literature
-Michel Biron
8. Aboriginal Peoples and Quebec: Competing or Coexisting Nationalisms?
-Martin Papillon
9. That Priest-Ridden Province? Politics and Religion in Quebec
-Micheline Milot
10. Quebec's Culture War. Two Conceptions of Quebec Identity
-Jocelyn Maclure
Part C: Language
-Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
11. The Sociolinguistic History of French in Quebec
-Chantal Bouchard
12,. The Politics of Language in Quebec
-Martin Lubin
13. Language Planning and Policy-Making in Quebec and in Canada
-Linda Cardinal
14. The Politics of Language: Philosophical Reflections on the Case of Quebec
-Daniel Weinstock
15. Popular Music in Quebec
-Christopher Jones
Part D: Citizenship
-Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
16. Quebec Women of the Twentieth Century: Milestones in an Unfinished Journey
-Denise Baillargeon
17. Between Unity and Diversity: Examining the 'Quebec Model' of Integration
-Raffaele Iacovino and Charles-Antoine Sevigny
18. Interethnic and Race relations in Montreal and in Quebec
-Maryse Potvin
19. Immigration and Diversity in Quebec's Schools: An Assessment
-Marie McAndrew
Part E: Quebec Models
-Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
20. The Paradoxes of Quebec Feminism
-Diane Lamoureux
21. Health Care in Quebec
-Antonia Maioni
22. A Question of Power: A Brief History of Hydroelectricity in Quebec
-David Massell
23. The Politics of Social and Economic Development in Quebec
-Peter Graefe
24. Regional Economic Dynamics
-Gilbert Gagne
Part F: Quebec International
-Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
25. Quebec International Relations: Past and Current Directions
-Nelson Michaud
26. Quebec and Francophonie: Quebec between Provincialism and Globalization
-Mark Rousseau and Jody Neathery-Castro
27. The Ottawa-Quebec-Washington Dance: The Political Presence of Quebec in the US
-Louis Balthazar
28. Quebec's Economic Relations with the United States: A Case Study of Multi-Level Interdependence in an Era of Globalization
-Earl Fry
29. Quebec Theatre: New Dynamics between the Local and the International
-Sylvain Schryburt
Afterword: Studying Quebec in the US and in Canada: Trends and Tendencies
-Alain-G. Gagnon

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