⁽⁽Bonsoir le maître et la maîtresse⁾⁾ : le rôle de la Guiannée dans le maintien des communautés franco-américaines de Sainte-Geneviève et de la Prairie du Rocher

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⁽⁽Bonsoir le maître et la maîtresse⁾⁾ : le rôle de la Guiannée dans le maintien des communautés franco-américaines de Sainte-Geneviève et de la Prairie du Rocher
"Good Evening Master and Mistress": The Role of the Guiannee in the Maintenance of the Franco-American Communities of Ste. Genevieve and Prairie du Rocher

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From the author: "This dissertation explores the cultural identity of two Franco-American communities in the Mid-West [United States] to identify traits that continue to persist despite language loss due to prejudice and persecution. In this dissertation, I argue that cultural identity does continue in spite of language loss and that when language loss does occur, other identity traits, such as festivals and traditional celebrations take on a more profound and visible role in order to maintain this cultural identity.

"In 2006 and 2007, I observed the Guiannée (La Guiannée) of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, and of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, to understand how these two communities continue to express the culture of their French heritage. The Guiannée became the center of my research into understanding the maintenance of the Franco-American identity. This celebration continues each year on New Year's Eve and it is sung in French by members of the community who do not speak, read, or write in French, except in some cases for identifying places, people, or other celebrations."

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Burns, Anna Laura

Date

2009

Language

fr; en

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Thesis

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21st century; Illinois; Missouri

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Zotero

Num Pages

356

Place

Lafayette, Louisiana

Thesis Type

Ph. D.

University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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