Development of Quebec as a Distinctive Cultural Region
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The paper discusses how the stratified and parochial French Canada against which intellectuals would rebel in the latter-half of the twentieth century was a product of the eighteenth century. Further, the paper notes that language formulated a distinct and enduring French Canadian culture inasmuch as French Canadians clung most tenaciously to their language in the eighteenth century as a means of resisting the imperialist presence of a seemingly hostile Anglophone elite; suffice it to say, the language laws and interminable battles today over the proper place of the French language today in Quebec society is surely rooted in the old eighteenth century belief that holding on to one's mother tongue was a way of standing firm against the cultural depredations of the English. The paper concudes that the strands of language and religion (particularly during the eighteenth century) made a distinctive Quebecois culture possible.
From the Paper:"The following paper will argue that religion and language both played invaluable roles in establishing French-Speaking Lower Canada as a distinctive cultural region. Specifically, the stratified and parochial French Canada against which intellectuals would rebel in the latter-half of the twentieth century (a process which may very well still be ongoing and one which certainly impacted French-Canadian politics in profound ways in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s) was a product of the eighteenth..."
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