Fractured Bodies and Diseased Societies: Medicalizing Quebec in Cite Libre

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dc.contributor.author Robert, JL
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Canadian Studies, 2011, 45 (1), pp. 178 - 199
dc.identifier.issn 1911-0251
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19046
dc.description.abstract This essay seeks to rationalize and explain the evolution of medical rhetoric in Cité libre by looking at trends in the journal's use of tropes of illness and disease. Through a combination of broad content analysis and close readings, it contrasts how individual metaphors create the impression of a sickening nation and the manner in which these metaphors collectively, albeit paradoxically, act as a national allegory of cure for mid-twentieth-century Quebec's social ills in general, and specifically for its pathological inferiority complex. By examining how the journal uses medical metaphors and specifically how the writers employed the trope of the body politic to illustrate Quebec's national failings, the essay demonstrates how Quebec challenges the rhetorical stability of the age-old metaphor as it attempts to solve, but also creates, problems within Quebec's articulation of its own nationhood.
dc.publisher University of Toronto Press
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.subject canada, quebec, social discourse
dc.subject canada, quebec, social discourse
dc.title Fractured Bodies and Diseased Societies: Medicalizing Quebec in Cite Libre
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Canadian Studies
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 45
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Toronto en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 178 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 199 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200211 Postcolonial Studies
dc.personcode 109880 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Postcolonial Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords canada, quebec, social discourse en_US
dc.description.keywords canada, quebec, social discourse
dc.description.keywords canada, quebec, social discourse
dc.description.keywords canada, quebec, social discourse
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 109880 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures


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