Canadian Families in Cultural Context : Hypothesis from the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Référence bibliographique 
Gaffield, Chad M. 2000. «Canadian Families in Cultural Context : Hypothesis from the Mid-Nineteenth Century». Dans Canadian Family History: Selected Readings , sous la dir. de Bettina Bradbury, p. 135-157. Toronto: Irwin Pub.
Intentions : Comparer les familles canadiennes-anglaises et canadiennes françaises du 19ième siècle.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« High fertility, extended structure, cohesive organization, and an other wordly focus: these are some of the characteristics usually associated with the French-Canadian family in Canadian history. Contrastingly, the English-Canadian family is assumed to hitorically exhibit average fertility, nuclear composition, detached interpersonal relationships, and a strong material focus. This juxpaposed image is often at least implicit in the ways in wich historians view the evolution of Canadian society in the nineteenth century. A consistent association is seen to exist between the respective cultural dimensions of the family and, the first example, French-Canadian group consciousness, communal attachment, and acceptance of subsistence; and in the second example, English-Canadian individualism, pioneering spirit, and entrepreunarial initiative. » (p. 135)