The Sociopolitics of Archaeology in Quebec: Regional Developments within Global Trends

Zorzin Nicolas David, Christian Gates St-Pierre

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Abstract

In the 1960s, archaeology was a newcomer to Quebec’s cultural francophone scene, and commercial archaeology made its first appearance at the end of the 1970s. Today, in a context of global chronic economic crisis, we intend to examine the effects of provincial and federal ideological and economic trends on the praxis of archaeology in Quebec. These include a progressive deregulation of the public sector by weakening the institutions through the termination of archaeological posts or/and non-replacement of retired archaeologists, and a progressive disengagement of the public sector through conditional regulation, accompanied by a lax attitude towards entrepreneurs, and stickler regulations for archaeologists. We present a series of current issues and examples in Quebec archaeology which illustrate these trends, in particular two case studies occurring in Montreal and Northern Quebec, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-434
Number of pages23
JournalArchaeologies
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

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