A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec

A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec

By: Jocelyn Letourneau (author)Hardback

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In A History for the Future Jocelyn Letourneau, a leader of the new wave of Quebec intellectuals, examines the hotly debated topics of history and memory in Quebec and Canada. Rather than focus on the past itself, he considers the challenge of turning the past into a narrative that contributes to building a better society, thereby establishing a liberating legacy for that society's heirs. As relatively new societies whose memories and histories are built on European foundations, the interrelated narratives of Quebec and Canadian history provide a rich body of material for such a far-reaching reflection. By investigating the role Quebec's historical narrative plays for contemporary Quebecers, Letourneau shows how interpretations of the past affect a society's future.

About Author

Jocelyn Letourneau holds the Canada Research Chair in the History and Political Economy of Contemporary Quebec at Universite Laval.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773527249
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780773527249
  • ISBN10: 0773527249

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