Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
216 pages
6 x 9 inches
October 1998
Print ISBN: 9780921627227
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The extension of full funding to the final year of secondary schooling in Roman Catholic separate schools and the extension of French language services were major issues in the last two Ontario elections. Opposition to these policies was strong and sustained. The separate school policy was challenged in the courts and several eastern Ontario counties and townships called for referendum on the language policy. Community and Conflict reveals how these issues have influenced the lives of people in one Ontario community since the turn of the century.

Community and Conflict is a well researched work in the classic community series tradition. An in-depth analysis illustrates the way in which people in a small Ontario town have organized their lives—socially, culturally, and politically—around the fact of French-English relations and how they have coped with the realities of separate and bilingual schools.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Conflict and Harmony
Chapter Two: The French-English Fact
Chapter Three: Tecumseh: The Town and Its People
Chapter Four: The Town and Its Institutions
Chapter Five: The Conflict Parties
Chapter Six: The Conflict System
Chapter Seven: A Paradigm for the Analysis of Community Conflict

John D. Jackson

John D. Jackson is a native of Montreal and Professor of Sociology at Concordia University. He received an M.A. in 1963 and a Ph.D. in 1967 from Michigan State University. He has published widely in the areas of French-English relations and Canadian cultural development.

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