Talking Acadian

Communication, Work, and Culture

Author: John Chetro-Szivos

Publisher: John Chetro-Szivos

ISBN: 0976435969

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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One of the most fascinating of the many subcultures of North America is that of the French-speaking Acadians. TALKING ACADIAN: Communication, Work and Culture, by John Chetro-Szivos looks into the lives of the French-speaking American Acadians, particularly those who left eastern Canada to settle in Massachusetts in the 1960s. This book captures their feelings about family life and their values, mores and morals. It traces the ways they use communication to develop and maintain their culture. What the reader learns is that to talk about Acadians you must talk about work. This group gives us new insights into the world of work - a central feature of living for the Acadians and crucial to their self-definition. There are few sources about this culture and their experiences in the United States. This book makes contributions to communication studies, more specifically the Coordinated Management Meaning by analyzing the situated interactions of this community, demonstrating the capacity of communication to transmit the rules and grammar of a culture, and highlighting Cronen's consequentiality of communication. John Chetro-Szivos is a communication scholar and chair of the Department of Communication at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Assumption College, a master's from Anna Maria College, and his doctorate in communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has published several works in the field of communication, specifically on the Coordinated Management of Meaning theory and American pragmatism.

The Coordinated Management of Meaning

A Festschrift in Honor of W. Barnett Pearce

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn,Sheila McNamee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611475279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

View: 4265


Honoring the work of W. Barnett Pearce, this volume of 16 essays explores various applications of the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning. It anticipates futures in many areas of the communication field.

The Acadian Prairie - Theodule

Author: Christopher J. Fontenot

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480972711

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 9695


The Acadian Prairie by Christopher J. Fontenot Tugged and shoved by the winds of war, the petit habitants of the Acadian prairie arrived from many directions. Acadians arrived from Nova Scotia. Other families migrated to the prairie after the French and Indian War. All of the settlers sought land and isolation that shielded them from the intemperate affairs of European kings. The Acadian prairie provided both. Farmers and ranchers, Theodule Dupré, Emile Ortego, the Landrys, Frugés, and the traiteuse Olivia wanted only to be left in peace, but peace is not given freely. Death was always near, whether it was vigilantes and cattle thieves, storms and epidemics, or Jayhawkers operating in the chaos of the Civil War, they had to fight for what was theirs – sometimes even fight their own families. Connected by family and circumstance, theirs was a saga that would follow their families through generations.

The Acadian Prairie-Maius

Author: Christopher Fontenot

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1643501852

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

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After years of conflict, the Vigilance–Anti-Vigilance War and the Civil War, the Dupré, Frugé, Ortego, and Nightflower families struggle for survival in that part of the Acadian prairie known as Faquetaique. Conflict continues to fester among the families of the prairie where one bad year could mean famine, where cattle thieves continue to plague the region, and where even the prairie begins to change as settlers continue to filter in. From open range cattle farming, the petit habitants of the prairie must adjust to the growing number of farms, cotton and rice cultivation, the end of the open range, and the new settlers who are increasingly English-speaking Americans. Love and loss are a constant part of life on the prairie, and those who survive disease and deadly hatreds do so by holding fast to their faith and their families. Although old hatreds remain, Maius Dupré, the last son of Theodule; Amelina Ortego, the last daughter of Emile; Olivia Nightflower, the mixed-race traiteuse; Clèmante Frugé; and Adèle Reed must find the strength to survive the challenges and harsh life of the prairie as it changes around them.

Multilingualism and the Periphery

Author: Sari Pietikainen,Helen Kelly-Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1002


Multilingualism and the Periphery is an edited volume that explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism. The research focuses on peripheral sites, which are defined by a relationship-be it geographic, political, economic etc.-to some perceived centre. Viewing multilingualism through the lens of core-periphery dynamics allows the contributors to highlight language ideological tensions with regard to language boundary-making, language ownership, commodification and authenticity, as well as the ways in which speakers seek novel solutions in adapting their linguistic resources to new situations and thereby develop innovative language practices. Since the core-periphery relationship is never fixed, but instead constantly renegotiated and mutually constitutive, the essays in the volume are particularly concerned with processes of peripheralization and of centralization. The volume includes ten essays by leading scholars in the field, and introductory and concluding remarks by the volume editors.

The Acadian Diaspora

An Eighteenth-Century History

Author: Christopher Hodson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910812

Category: History

Page: 272

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Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers completed one of the cruelest, most successful military campaigns in North American history, capturing and deporting seven thousand French-speaking Catholic Acadians from the province of Nova Scotia, and chasing an equal number into the wilderness of eastern Canada. Thousands of Acadians endured three decades of forced migrations and failed settlements that shuttled them to the coasts of South America, the plantations of the Caribbean, the frigid islands of the South Atlantic, the swamps of Louisiana, and the countryside of central France. The Acadian Diaspora tells their extraordinary story in full for the first time, illuminating a long-forgotten world of imperial desperation, experimental colonies, and naked brutality. Using documents culled from archives in France, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, Christopher Hodson reconstructs the lives of Acadian exiles as they traversed oceans and continents, pushed along by empires eager to populate new frontiers with inexpensive, pliable white farmers. Hodson's compelling narrative situates the Acadian diaspora within the dramatic geopolitical changes triggered by the Seven Years' War. Faced with redrawn boundaries and staggering national debts, imperial architects across Europe used the Acadians to realize radical plans: tropical settlements without slaves, expeditions to the unknown southern continent, and, perhaps strangest of all, agricultural colonies within old regime France itself. In response, Acadians embraced their status as human commodities, using intimidation and even violence to tailor their communities to the superheated Atlantic market for cheap, mobile labor. Through vivid, intimate stories of Acadian exiles and the diverse, transnational cast of characters that surrounded them, The Acadian Diaspora presents the eighteenth-century Atlantic world from a new angle, challenging old assumptions about uprooted peoples and the very nature of early modern empire.

Surviving Damnation

Author: R. W. Ben Benoit


ISBN: 9781419615672

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 4899


This historical novel describes the most shameful event of the 18th. century North America. It is the little known story of the first settlers on this continent, deported by the English from their homeland of Acadia, now Nova Scotia. The author identifies one family surviving the misadvantures of damnation as exiles.

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

A Food Lover's Life List

Author: Mimi Sheraton

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076118306X

Category: Cooking

Page: 1008

View: 5447


The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.

Federal-Provincial Collaboration

Author: Donald J. Savoie

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773560793

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 1585


What implications does the GDA approach have for federal-provincial relations? How does it relate to the constitutional division of responsibility? What advantages and drawbacks does it hold for Canada's political system? More generally, what can we conclude about the GDA approach?

Canada Fire

Radical Evangelicalism in British North America, 1775-1812

Author: George A. Rawlyk

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773512214

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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G.A. Rawlyk examines the remarkable growth and evolution of "radical evangelicalism" in British North Amercia from the American Revolution to the War of 1812. He argues that radical evangelicalism was the leading edge of Protestantism and was more democratic and populist than contemporary evangelicalism in the United States.


Author: Henry Wadsworth 1807-1882 Longfellow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781362427766

Category: History

Page: 114

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Acadian awakenings. [1]. France & Acadie

Author: William Dawson Gerrior

Publisher: Hatchet Lake, N.S. : Port Royal Pub.

ISBN: 9780973078114

Category: Acadia

Page: 512

View: 3240


This book is the first in the five-book series but is also a stand-alone book. It explores the history of the Acadians via the routes and roots of one typical Acadian family in exile starting with their origins in France to their establishment in Acadie at Port Royal. The author describes in detail the relatively peaceful 100 years in Acadie then moves through the horrific deportation and migration years beginning in 1755 through to 1763. The book is generously illustrated with maps and visuals.

Steeples and Smokestacks

A Collection of Essays on the Franco-American Experience in New England

Author: Claire Quintal

Publisher: Institut Francais of Assumption College

ISBN: 9781880261033

Category: Acadians

Page: 683

View: 1403


STEEPLES & SMOKESTACKS is a collection of thirty-seven essays on the Franco-American experience in New England. The book is divided into eight sections entitled: Emigration from Canada; Franco-American Communities; Religion; Education; Literature, Journalism & Folklore; The Franco-American Woman; Franco-Americans Today; & a final section The View from Within. These articles seek to give the reader an overview of why French Canadians immigrated to New England in such large numbers. They also describe some of the communities in which they settled & recount how they formed French-speaking parishes, organized a bilingual school system, & established regional societies & a French-language press to sustain their efforts at cultural SURVIVANCE. This book constitutes an essential component for Franco-American studies & could complement both ethnic & multicultural programs at the college level, besides being of interest to a general readership.