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Québec. Le défi économique

L'économie québécoise en perspective - Le contexte international - La concurrence s'amplifie et se diversifie - La compétitivité de l'économie québécoise - Les changements technologiques - À la recherche de l'excellence - Vers une économie d'investissements - Quelques tendances plus spécifiques au Québec - Le rôle du gouvernement dans l'économie - Développer de grandes entreprises québécoises - Prendre parti pour le long terme - La formation : miser sur la qualité et l'audace - Le relèvement économique de Montréal - La langue : le compromis est-il possible ?

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Québec. Une ville et sa population au temps de la Nouvelle-France

Aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, dans le contexte urbain de Québec, alors marqué par des rapports coloniaux avec la France, les groupes sociaux adoptent des comportements démographiques différents. Cet ouvrage reconstitue l'histoire de plus de 7000 familles ayant vécu à Québec au cours de près d'un siècle et demi d'histoire, ce qui permet d'analyser le régime démographique de la population et les conditions de son renouvellement en rapport avec les structures sociales existantes. Il intéressera toutes les personnes concernées de près ou de loin par les domaines de l'histoire ou de la démographie.

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Quête identitaire et réussite scolaire

Une étude de cas : la pratique d'activités parascolaires dans le réseau collégial

La réussite scolaire constitue un enjeu important dans la société et les manières de l’interroger sont multiples. Dans cet ouvrage, l’auteur s’est intéressé aux liens existants entre la réussite scolaire et l’engagement des cégépiens dans des activités parascolaires à partir du point de vue de la quête identitaire. Or, le champ des activités parasco- laires constitue un lieu privilégié où se trame l’identité du jeune collégien. En participant à son développement personnel et à son affirmation identitaire, la pratique de ces activités aurait ainsi une influence tangible sur sa réussite personnelle et scolaire. Au fil des pages, le lecteur comprendra mieux de quelles façons l’engagement dans des activités parascolaires favorise une meilleure intégration au cégep et une persévérance accrue sur le plan scolaire. Enfin, le livre plaide en faveur d’un nouveau paradigme de la réussite scolaire en lien avec la question identitaire.

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The Quack's Daughter

A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, Revised Edition

Greta Nettleton

Raised in the gritty Mississippi River town of Davenport, Iowa, Cora Keck could have walked straight out of a Susan Glaspell story. When Cora was sent to Vassar College in the fall of 1884, she was a typical unmotivated, newly rich party girl. Her improbable educational opportunity at “the first great educational institution for womankind” turned into an enthralling journey of self-discovery as she struggled to meet the high standards in Vassar’s School of Music while trying to shed her reputation as the daughter of a notorious quack and self-made millionaire: Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck, second only to Lydia Pinkham as America’s most successful self-made female patent medicine entrepreneur of the time.
This lively, stereotype-shattering story might have been lost, had Cora’s great-granddaughter, Greta Nettleton, not decided to go through some old family trunks instead of discarding most of the contents unexamined. Inside she discovered a rich cache of Cora’s college memorabilia—essential complements to her 1885 diary, which Nettleton had already begun to read. The Quack’s Daughter details Cora’s youthful travails and adventures during a time of great social and economic transformation. From her working-class childhood to her gilded youth and her later married life, Cora experienced triumphs and disappointments as a gifted concert pianist that the reader will recognize as tied to the limited opportunities open to women at the turn of the twentieth century, as well as to the dangerous consequences for those who challenged social norms.

Set in an era of surging wealth torn by political controversy over inequality and  women’s rights and widespread panic about domestic terrorists, The Quack’s Daughter is illustrated with over a hundred original images and photographs that illuminate the life of a spirited and charming heroine who ultimately faced a stark life-and-death crisis that would force her to re-examine her doubts about her mother’s medical integrity.

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Quaestiones Disputatae

Vol. 5 (2015) through current issue

Quaestiones Disputatae is a journal of philosophy inspired by the medieval dialectical form of the “disputed question:” a method of philosophical discussion aimed at addressing the relevant issues of the time. In the spirit of the medieval quaestiones disputatae, this journal addresses significant questions and topics of contemporary philosophic interest. Each issue has a special theme.

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Quaestiones Variae

Henrico de Gandavo adscriptae

Girard J. Etzkorn (ed.)

In the process of completing his critical edition of Marcus of Orvieto’s Liber de Moralitatibus, Dr. Girard J. Etzkorn happened upon a set of questions attributed to Henry of Ghent at the end of Rome’s Bibliotheca Angelica codex 750. These questions are edited in this volume under the proviso ‘attributed to’ so that scholars may compare the texts with other works of the Ghentian master known to be authentic. Based upon some intitial comparisons Etzkorn concludes that the ten questions appear to be of two literary genres. The first six are best fitted into the category of Disputed Questions while Questions seven to ten are better characterized as Quodlibetal questions given their relative brevity and small number of objections ‘pro’ and ‘contra’. Moreover, the ten questions seem to be ‘selected’ questions and were not likely disputed at the same time. Future investigations are essential to find out if the questions may indeed be attributed to Henry himself or whether they have been written by one of Henry’s disciples who was ‘copying’ the thoughts and words of the master.

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Quagmire

Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta

By David Biggs

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Quaker Brotherhood

Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950

Allan W. Austin

Quaker Brotherhood is the first extensive study of the American Friends Service Committee's interracial activism in the first half of the twentieth century, filling a major gap in scholarship on the Quakers' race relations work from the AFSC's founding in 1917 to the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the early 1950s. Allan W. Austin tracks the evolution of key AFSC projects, such as the Interracial Section and the American Interracial Peace Committee, that demonstrate the tentativeness of the Friends' activism in the 1920s, as well as efforts in the 1930s to make scholarly ideas and activist work more theologically relevant for Friends. Documenting the AFSC's efforts to help European and Japanese American refugees during World War II, Austin shows that by 1950 Quakers in the AFSC had honed a distinctly Friendly approach to interracial relations that combined scholarly understandings of race with their religious views._x000B__x000B_Highlighting the complicated and sometimes controversial connections between Quakers and race during this era, Austin uncovers important aspects of the history of Friends, pacifism, feminism, American religion, immigration, ethnicity, and the early roots of multiculturalism._x000B_

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Quaker History

Vol. 1 (1906) through current issue

Quaker History is a peer reviewed journal consisting of illuminating articles on Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) contributions to issues such as social justice, education, and literature. The journal also includes book and article reviews and is published by the Friends Historical Association.

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Quakers and Abolition

Brycchan Carey

This collection of fifteen insightful essays examines the complexity and diversity of Quaker antislavery attitudes across three centuries, from 1658 to 1890. Contributors from a range of disciplines, nations, and faith backgrounds show Quaker's beliefs to be far from monolithic. They often disagreed with one another and the larger antislavery movement about the morality of slaveholding and the best approach to abolition. Not surprisingly, contributors explain, this complicated and evolving antislavery sensibility left behind an equally complicated legacy. While Quaker antislavery was a powerful contemporary influence in both the United States and Europe, present-day scholars pay little substantive attention to the subject. This volume faithfully seeks to correct that oversight, offering accessible yet provocative new insights on a key chapter of religious, political, and cultural history. Contributors include Dee E. Andrews, Kristen Block, Brycchan Carey, Christopher Densmore, Andrew Diemer, J. William Frost, Thomas D. Hamm, Nancy A. Hewitt, Maurice Jackson, Anna Vaughan Kett, Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner, Gary B. Nash, Geoffrey Plank, Ellen M. Ross, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, James Emmett Ryan, and James Walvin.

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