Beheading the saint : nationalism, religion, and secularism in Quebec (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Beheading the saint : nationalism, religion, and secularism in Quebec

Author: Geneviève Zubrzycki
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016 ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through much of its existence, Québec's neighbors called it the "priest-ridden province." Today, however, Québec society is staunchly secular, with a modern welfare state built on lay provision of social services - a transformation rooted in the "Quiet Revolution" of the 1960s.In this work, the author studies that transformation through a close investigation of the annual Feast of St. John the Baptist of June 24.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geneviève Zubrzycki
ISBN: 9780226391540 022639154X 9780226391687 022639168X
OCLC Number: 1120539074
Description: x, 226 pàgines, 8 làmines: il·lustracions ; 23 cm
Contents: From French Canada to Québec: an introduction --
Making and unmaking of French-Canadianness. The iconic making of French-Canadianness --
Iconoclastic unmaking: the Quiet Revolution's aesthetic revolt (1959-69) --
Making and debating Québécois-ness. Iconographic remaking and the politics of identity: the ambiguous reinvention of the fête --
Nationalism, secularism, and cultural heritage --
Conclusion: toward a cultural sociology of identity transformation
Responsibility: Geneviève Zubrzycki.

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Through much of its existence, Québec's neighbors called it the "priest-ridden province." Today, however, Québec society is staunchly secular, with a modern welfare state built on lay provision of social services - a transformation rooted in the "Quiet Revolution" of the 1960s.In this work, the author studies that transformation through a close investigation of the annual Feast of St. John the Baptist of June 24. The celebrations of that national holiday, she shows, provided a venue for a public contesting of the dominant ethno-Catholic conception of French Canadian identity and, via the violent rejection of Catholic symbols, the articulation of a new, secular Québécois identity. From there, Zubrzycki extends her analysis to the present, looking at the role of Québécois identity in recent debates over immigration, the place of religious symbols in the public sphere, and the politics of cultural heritage - issues that also offer insight on similar debates elsewhere in the world.

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