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Canada: Quebec

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Quebec Political Websites.

In the Library: Articles

Gagnon, Charles. "The Quebec liberation struggle," New Left Review 64 (11-12/70):62-70.

Osterman, John. "Doctors & socialized health care in Quebec," Monthly Review 34,1 (5/82):55-64.

Robinson, Lukin. "Yugoslavia dismembered," Monthly Review (4/97):46-59. Review essay on Catherine Samary's book with that title, of which second half is long essay on lessons of Balkan conflict for Quebecois & other Canadians.

__________. "Different from the US: Lucky Canada," Monthly Review (4/99):58-64. Informative review essay on Roberts, In the Shadow of Empire.

Rocher, Guy. "The quiet revolution & revolutionary movements among Quebec French Canadians," in Richard A. Preston (ed.) Perspectives on Revolution & Evolution (Durham NC: 1979).

Rolfe, Christopher. "Heroes & anti-heroes: (self-) perceptions of the Québecois," in D. L. Madison (ed.) Visions of America since 1492 (London, 1994), pp. 75-93.

Swift, Richard. "Spitting in the soup," New Internationalist (3/96):20-21.

Wagley, Charles & Marvin Harris. "The French Canadians," in their Minorities in the New World (NY, 1958), pp. 169-202.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bergeron, Léandre. The History of Quebec: A Patriot's Handbook (Toronto, 1971).

Breton, Raymond & Others (eds.) National Survival in Dependent Societies: Social Change in Canada & Poland (Ottawa: Carleton U., 1990).

Choquette, Robert. Language & Religion: A History of English-French Conflict in Ontario (NY, 1992).

Clift, Dominique. Quebec Nationalism in Crisis (Kingston: McGill-Queens, 1982).

Dixon, Marlene & Susanne Jonas (eds.) Quebec & the Parti Quebecois (San Francisco: Synthesis, 1978).

Handler, R. Quebecois Nationalism & the Politics of Culture & the Politics of Culture (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1988).

Kerr, D.G.G. A Historical Atlas of Canada (2nd ed.; Don Mills ONT: Nelson, 1966).

Leger, Marcel. Le Parti Quebecois: ce n'etait qu'un debut (Quebec: Quebec/Amérique, 1986).

Morris, Raymond N. The Carnivalization of Politics: Quebec Cartoons on Relations with Canada, England & France, 1900-1979 (Montreal: McGill-Queens, 1995).

Rayside, David M. A Small Town in Modern Times: Alexandria, Ontario (Montreal: McGill-Queens, 1991). Anglo-Francophone relations.

Reid, Malcolm. The Shouting Signpainters: A Literary & Political Account of Quebec Revolutionary Nationalism (NY: Monthly Review, 1972).

Roberts, Joseph K. In the Shadow of Empire: Canada for Americans (NY: Monthly Review, 1998).

Ryerson, Stanley. Unequal Union: Confederation & the Roots of Conflict in the Canadas, 1815-1873 (Toronto: 1968).

Samuel, T.J. Quebec Separatism is Dead: Demography is Destiny (Ottawa: J. Samuel, 1994).

Wade, Mason. The French Canadian Outlook: A Brief Account of the Unknown North Americans (NY: Viking, 1946).

Waldmann, Peter. Ethnischer Radikalismus: Ursachen und Folgen Gewaltsamer Minderheiten-
konflikte am Beispiel des Baskenlandes, Nordirland und Quebecs
(Opladen : Westdeutscher Verlag, 1989).

In the Library: Fiction

Cohen, Leonard. The Favorite Game: A Novel (NY: Vintage, 2003). Jewish Montreal.

Ducharme, Réjean. Go Figure (trans. Will Browning; Vancouver: Talon, 2004).

Farrow, John. City of Ice: A Novel (NY: Random House, 1999). Métis detective confronts motorcycle gangs & Russian mafia in Montreal.

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" [1974], dir. Ted Kotcheff, 121m.

"Decline of the American Empire (Déclin de l'empire américain)" [1986], dir. Denys Arcand, 101m. Academic leftists discuss lechery over dinner.

"Jésus de Montreal [Jesus in Montreal" [1989], dir. Denys Arcand, 118m. In video stores. Christ story reset around a Quebec passion play.

"Les invasions barbares [The Barbarian Invasions}" [2003], dir. Denys Arcand, 99m. In video stores. Revisits characters of "Decline of the American Empire" as one lies dying in a Quebec hospital.

"Kamouraska" [1973], dir. Claude Jutra, 124m. Rural Quebec in 1830s & 40s.

"Lies My Father Told Me" [1975], Jan Kadar, 102m. Jewish immigrant life in Montreal.

"Mon Oncle Antoine" [1971], dir. Claude Jutra, 104m. Contemporary rural life.

"When Night is Falling (Quand tomb a nuite)" [1995], dir. Patricia Rozema, 94m. Protestant schoolteacher, engaged to be married, finds love with another woman.

"Seducing Dr. Lewis (La grande séduction)" [2003] , dir. Jean-François Pouliot, 108m. Village goes to great lengths to persuade a Montreal doctor to settle there.

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