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Le Divers et la diversité : Quelle différence pour l'Acadie et pour la francophonie nord-américaine? Réflexions autour d'un essai de Joseph Yvon Thériault

Written by Pascale Rioux :: [Monday, 06 July 2020 14:13] Last updated by Pascale Rioux :: [Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:34]
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Year: 2020 Authors and Collaborators Bruce, Clint; Theme Acadia
Ethnic diversity
francophonie
Volume and number: , No 49 Journal: , Francophonies d'Amérique Pages : , 121-152 DOI : https://doi.org/10.7202/1070326ar Abstract This essay attempts to interact with – rather than simply react to – a short piece by the sociologist Joseph Yvon Thériault, “I Am Not Métis… My Mother Would Have Told Me So”, published in December 2016 on the webzine Astheure. Thériault expresses his concern over Acadians’ growing obsession with cultural métissage. In his view, the notion of diversity threatens Acadian identity. Our reflection offers a more nuanced understanding of these issues, which are fundamental to the study of Francophone cultures of the Americas. By exploring concrete examples, we argue for a fuller historical consciousness of the multiplicity inherent in the “Acadianness.”