(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Negotiating belonging following migration : exploring the relationship between place and identity in Francophone minority communities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUOT S. (1) ; DODSON B. (2) ; RUDMAN D.L. (1) ;
(1) School of Occupational Therapy, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CANADA
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CANADA


A qualitative study was conducted within the Francophone minority community (FMC) of London, Ontario to explore the integration experiences of French-speaking immigrants from visible minority groups. Findings focus upon the negotiation of two key tensions influencing belonging. First we address the tension between Canada's official bilingualism and the Francophone immigrants' lived bilingualism within the local FMC. We then discuss the research participants' everyday experiences of displacement and exclusion as embedded within a context of official multiculturalism. The findings serve to illustrate ways in which belonging is negotiated in relation to the politics of place


Article of periodic

published at : Canadian geographer / ISSN 0008-3658 / CODEN CNGGAR

Editor : Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto - CANADA (1950)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no3 [pp. 329-340]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 10368

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/cag.12067

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