The list of paradoxes characterizing Montréal is a long one. The portrait that Annick Germain and Damaris Rose strive to paint of the intriguing city, caught in the maëlstrom of political debate that permeates most of its urban issues, is both wide–ranging and fine–grained. At the heart of this debate lies the "National Question", addressing Québec′s place vis–à–vis the Canadian federation. Building on a vast array of recent research, the authors, themselves forming a team that reflects the bilingual, bicultural character of Montréal, explore the twists and turns of Montréal′s perennial quest for an identity and a mission worthy of a metropolis.
Montréal′s Built Form: French Heritage, Victorian Legacy and Modernist Ambitions.
The Shifting Boundaries of the Metropolis: The Struggle to Govern a Moving Target.
Montréal′s Economy: Decline, Conversion –
Repopulating the Inner City.
Language, Ethnic Groups and the Shaping of Social Space.
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