‘A Giant with Clay Feet’: Québec Students and their Historical Consciousness of the Nation

Parution de l’article »‘A Giant with Clay Feet’: Québec Students and their Historical Consciousness of the Nation« , coécrit par Stéphane Lévesque, Jocelyn Létourneau et Raphaël Gani. L’article est publié dans l’International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research.

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The aim of this paper is to explore French Canadian (Québec) students‘ historical consciousness of the nation through the lens of Social Identity Theory (SIT). Relying on a sample of 142 Québec‘s historical narratives written by Francophone Québécois students, the paper revisits findings from a previous study on the historical consciousness of young Québécois. Informed by SIT principles, our narrative analysis shows how most Franco-Québécois categorize the past in homogenous categories (e.g., the imperialist Anglophone; the surviving Francophone) and frame their stories into particular modes of present-day orientations. Implications of this study for history education are also discussed.

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