Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Nov 14, 2005 - History - 501 pages
The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution challenges a version of history central to modern Quebec's understanding of itself: that the Quiet Revolution began in the 1960s as a secular vision of state and society which rapidly displaced an obsolete, clericalized Catholicism. Michael Gauvreau argues that organizations such as Catholic youth movements played a central role in formulating the Catholic ideology underlying the Quiet Revolution and that ordinary Quebecers experienced the Quiet Revolution primarily through a series of transformations in the expression of their Catholic identity.
 

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Contents

The Presence of Heroism in Our Lives Youth Catholicism and the Cultural Origins of the Quiet Revolution 19311945
14
Spiritual Athletes Elites Masses and the Betrayal of Catholicism 19451958
34
A New World Is Born and with It a New Family Marriage Sexuality Nuclearity and the Reconstruction of the FrenchCanadian Family 19311955
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The Defeat of the Father The Disaggregation and Privatization of the FrenchCanadian Family 19551970
120
The Epic of Contemporary Feminism Has Unfolded in the Church Sexuality Birth Control and Personalist Feminism 19311971
175
The Final Concordat Catholicism and Education Reform in Quebec 19601964
247
An Old Illfitting Garment Fernand Dumont Quebecs Second Revolution and the Drama of DeChristianization 19641971
307
What Then Was the Quiet Revolution?
353
Notes
361
Index
491
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Michael Gauvreau, professor of history at McMaster University, is the author and editor of numerous works, including Mapping the Margins: Families and Social Disciplines in Canada, 1700-1970 and Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada, 1940-1955.

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