Quebec Manhood in Historical Perspective

Quebec Manhood in Historical Perspective

Quebec Manhood in Historical Perspective

Quebec Manhood in Historical Perspectives

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Référence bibliographique [10722]

Vacante, Jeffery. 2012. «Quebec Manhood in Historical Perspective». Dans Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives , sous la dir. de Wayne Martino et Greig, Christopher J., p. 23-41. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
L’auteur étudie la masculinité au Québec depuis le XIXe siècle, afin de montrer qu’elle est liée à la question nationale.

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
L’auteur utilise des données documentaires diverses.

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

According to the author, «[b]eginning in the 1930s with the calls for institutional reform and integration into the larger North American economy and followed by the rise of the state in the 1960s, Quebec manhood has been tied to the fate of the provincial state. The state emerged as the primary vehicle through which French-Canadian men would exercise power and acquire the personal independence that was said to be central to modern notions of manhood. This model of manhood was itself a repudiation of an earlier version that had focused on the family and the farm. While these models were not universally embraced, most people generally agreed that a person’s manhood could not be ignored. It was and identity that had to be defined, nurtured, and defended. Over the past two centuries, opinion-makers in the province of Quebec have been warning that French-Canadian men were losing their way and that their manhood was being threatened by outside forces. Successive leaders upheld the family, the Church, and then the state as the institutions that could be the most to strengthen manhood.» (p. 38)
Note: L’auteur soulève les implications familiales pour chacune des époques de la masculinité. Par exemple, il indique que la montée du féminisme a des effets sur la masculinité et engendre des modifications dans les couples.