Academic journal article Quebec Studies

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Quebec Studies

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

Sometimes, life simply gets in the way of scholarship and we have to make alternate plans. This issue of Quebec Studies is a case in point. While several of the special dossiers now in the works have been delayed, we are pleased to bring you an interesting array of articles, interviews, and book reviews in volume 41. J.P. Lewis offers a study of the practice of English-speaking prime ministers who appoint Francophones to their cabinets. According to Lewis's conclusions, Stephen Harper should take note that the time-honored practice does not always yield positive electoral results. Two interviews focus on well-known figures in contemporary Quebecois culture. Christopher Jones engages in a wide-ranging conversation with the rap group Loco Locass, whose three members have won over fans with their poetry and their political message. Patrice J. Proulx follows up her article from Quebec Studies 39 with an interview with Haitian-Quebecoise Marie-Celie Agnant. Anne Brown's contribution is a sociological reading of Putain, Nelly Arcan's 2001 succes de scandale. Brown reads the novel in light of sociological, medical, and psychological studies of incest, sexual abuse, and prostitution. …

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