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Carabins Ou Activistes? L'idealism Et La Radicalisation De La Pensee Etudiante a L'Universite De Montreal Au Temps Du Duplessisme by Nicole Neatby
  

Carabins Ou Activistes? L'idealism Et La Radicalisation De La Pensee Etudiante a L'Universite De Montreal Au Temps Du Duplessisme

Part of the Studies on the History of Quebec/Etudes d'Histoire du Quebec Series

Synopsis

Carabins Ou Activistes? L'idealism Et La Radicalisation De La Pensee Etudiante a L'Universite De Montreal Au Temps Du Duplessisme by Nicole Neatby

Studies of young activists have tended to focus on the period of the 1960s. Neatby shows us that the youth of the sixties were not the only ones to distinguish themselves by their social activism and idealism - students of the Duplessis era were equally conscientious and idealistic about wanting reform and felt a strong sense of social responsibility towards the world at large. On the Quebec scene they openly criticized religious authorities and increasingly saw themselves as agents of reform in educational matters. Their activism led them to take strike action and to organize a sit-in. Neatby shows that students, like so many other social groups in the Quebec of the 1950s, were far from quiescent during the so-called Grande noirceur. The attitudes of these activists provide a background for understanding student demands today, such as educational reform, free access to universities, and the abolition of student fees.

Reviews

[Carabins ou activistes] constitue un apport important a l'historiographie quebecoise dans le domaine de l'histoire intellectuelle...[il] jette une premiere lumiere sur le processus par lequel s'est constituee une veritable prise de conscience politique et sociale chez les representants des etudiants. Robert Gagnon, Histoire de l'education, Universite du Quebec a Montreal


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Book Info

Publication date

23rd September 1999

Author

Nicole Neatby

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Publisher

McGill-Queen's University Press

Format

Paperback

Categories

History of the Americas
Sociology & anthropology
Education

ISBN

9780773518353

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