La perception des marginaux par les bourgeois de Québec au XIXe siècle : l'exemple des journaux, 1840-1880

Authors: D'Amico, Anne-Julie
Advisor: Fyson, Donald
Abstract: This thesis studies Quebec bourgeois’ view of the marginal elements of society between 1840 and 1880. The main sources for the study are Quebec City's five most important newspapers for the period under consideration: the Morning Chronicle, the Quebec Mercury, the Quebec Gazette, the Journal de Québec and Le Canadien. The thesis explores various elements that structured the bourgeois view, such as social classes, age, gender and race. To reach a better understanding, each element was analyzed by examining three forms of bourgeois discourse identified by historians of marginality: the religious and philanthropic discourse, the reforming discourse and the social control or social regulation discourse. Overall, the thesis demonstrates that poverty was the major consideration in the marginalization of many people, that women and children were often treated differently and that strangers and people of different races and religions were those who most experienced the ostracism of being on the margins of society.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2010
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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