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Canada and the United States: Unidentical Twins - 10/14 Daypass - Religion, Secularism, and Nationalism in Québec
In this lecture, Geneviève Zubrzycki will present an overview of the making of Catholic French Canadian identity in the 19th century, and the rejection of that identity in the 1960s, when a secular Québécois identity was articulated instead. She will discuss the role of Québécois identity in recent debates over immigration, the place of religious symbols in the public sphere, and the politics of cultural heritage. Geneviève Zubrzycki is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan. She is the author of the award-winning books The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland (Chicago 2006) and Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec (Chicago 2016). A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, her next book analyzes the revival of Jewish communities in Poland and non-Jewish Poles’ interest in all things Jewish.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 1 - Canada
Date(s) : 10/14/2021
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED