Québecký interkulturalismus: na cestě od etnického k občanskému nacionalismu.

Authors

  • Magdalena Fiřtová Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

Abstract

This article analyses a rather specific approach toward immigration and integration in the Francophone province of Quebec which is the only Canadian province fully responsible for choosing and integrating its immigrants. Focusing on Quebec’s political discourse, which shifted at the end of the 1960s from ethnic isolationism to civic pluralism because of demographic pressure, I argue that Quebec’s unique concept of integration, called interculturalism (developed in reaction to official Canadian multiculturalism), could be of value for European comparative immigration research. Recent debate on “reasonable accommodations” surrounding Quebec’s immigration policy reminds us of the challenges of pluralistic efforts in a relatively homogeneous and nationalistic context

Keywords: Canada, immigration, interculturalism, multiculturalism, nationalism, Quebec

Published

2012-02-29

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