Journal of Eastern Townships Studies

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The Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS) / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est (RECE) is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, refereed journal published biannually. Since its creation in 1992, JETS/RECE has served to disseminate scholarly knowledge on the Eastern Townships region and its inhabitants to scholars and to a general audience interested in Townships issues. Our articles offer multiple perspectives on the past, present and future conditions within this unique area of the world from historical, sociological, environmental and scientific viewpoints.

The Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS) is a refereed journal published by the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC). JETS is indexed in the Canadian Periodical Index, Canadian Index and CBCA. The journal is accessible online in Micromedia’s CBCA Fulltext database, Information Access Company’s Canadian Periodical Index database, and EBSCO Publishing’s America: History & Life with Full Text collection.

Current issue

Spring 2016

Quebec Past and Present

As editors-in-chief of the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies(RECE), we are very pleased to bring you volume 46.

As editors-in-chief of the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies(RECE), we are very pleased to bring you volume 46. This issue introduces readers to five original scholarly contributions. Erin Hurley investigates the emergence, evolution, scope, place, and identity of English-language theatre in the Eastern Townships. Caroline Beaudoin, in exploring the intersections of art, culture, space and identity, focuses her attention on Frederick Simpson Coburn’s paintings of Quebec logging scenes located in the Eastern Townships. François Thierry Toé provides compelling insights on the history of textiles in Coaticook. Joanne Pocock’s examination of networking and partnership by English speakers in Quebec demonstrates that such an approach has considerable merit with regard to public health care access. Finally, the collective work of Cynthia Groff, Annie Pilote, and Karine Vieux-Fort intensively reviews the sociolinguistic processes and impacts on linguistic minority youth engaged in post-secondary studies in Quebec City. The last two articles originate from presentations given at the 2014 annual Congrès de l’Association canadienne francophone pour la savoir (Acfas) during a session on English-speaking Quebecers hosted by the Quebec Community Research Network (QUESCREN). We would like to thank Lorraine O’Donnell, executive director of QUESCREN, for her suggestion that we consider the two papers for our peer-review process. The result is the inclusion of both works in the current issue of JETS.

Cheryl Gosselin
Professor, Bishop’s University
JETS Editor in Chief

Christopher Kirkey
Director of the Center for the Study of Canada and Institute on Quebec Studies
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
JETS Editor in Chief

Table of contents

Editor's note

New Research on Quebec

Christopher Kirkey and Cheryl Gosselin

Scholary articles

The Emergent Local Food System in the Eastern Townships

Darren Bardati

Agritourism Marketing Strategies: A Comparative Study of Apple Orchards in Southern Quebec and Northeastern New York/Vermont

Lise Héroux

English-Speaking Quebecers: Identity at the Borders of Belonging

Cheryl Gosselin

Collective Impact in Progress: Collaborative Approaches to Addressing Minority Language Community Vitality in the Eastern Townships

Rachel Hunting

Undergraduate student essay

The James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement

Mackenzie Kirkey


The Jenks Family of Coaticook

Jody Robinson

Notes on contributors