À l'envers de l'hiver: le voyage en Floride et les identités canadienne et québécoise

  • Godefroy Desrosiers-Lauzon

Abstract

Among Canadians, especially Ontarians and Québécois since the 1950s, winter travel to Florida has been hugely popular. This practice would seem to contradict particular aspects of a Canadian nationalism based on the rejection of American mores and culture and on the (uneasy) valuation of northernness and winter. The shortcomings of such an analysis, however, pose the question: Are snowbirds merely Americanized Canadians? How do they make sense of their Canadian or québécois identities, if they do so at all?
Published
2006-05-01
Section
Nations Unbound: Transnational Connections