La vie et l'horizon des savoirs artisanaux et traditionnels en construction navale au Québec : rencontres avec des artisans de la Vallée du St-Laurent

Authors: Parent, Mathieu
Advisor: Poirier, SylvieSaillant, Francine
Abstract: The ways of life and worlds in which the forms of knowledge of craftsmen were at one time primordial have become marginal or left behind in Quebec. But they are still, in the St. Laurence Valley, exceptionally incorporated into different perspectives in which they are basic components, which imply relations and attentions that overshadow individual interests. Influenced by the capitalist world system as well as constraining political choices at multiple levels, their experiments have been partially take off their natives worlds locally, as from some of the specific contexts in which they were valued, implemented and assessed. While the craftsman’s knowledge bases are now mostly applied to leisure and sport activities today, they are still valued given to the “old” methods and perspectives embedded in their worlds of reference. In some cases, they are explicitly incorporated within a critical perspective as mediators of experimentation of specific “ways of life”, expressing in practice, social and political particular affections. I met with seven craftsmen in the St. Laurence Valley in this exploratory investigation into their worlds, knowledge and traditions, and carried out “free” conversations and semi-directed interviews with them. From a territorial and historic perspective, this work reveals certain ruptures, progressions and continuities.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2014
Open Access Date: 20 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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