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Mobilizing Suburban Stereotypes: The Case of Ville d’Anjou (1956-1973)

Mercure-Jolette, Frédéric, Hatton-Proulx, Clarence et Van Neste, Sophie L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3319-4879 (2022). Mobilizing Suburban Stereotypes: The Case of Ville d’Anjou (1956-1973) Journal of urban history . DOI: 10.1177/00961442211069188.

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In this article, we examine how in the 1960s the political leadership in Anjou, a suburban community in the Greater Montreal region, cultivated the stereotypical ideal of a bourgeois residential suburb in contrast with its actual dynamics of development in the metropolitan region. Our analysis focuses on three dimensions of the suburban ideal: residential monofunctionalism, political autonomy, and an exclusive and apolitical community. For each of these dimensions, we show how Anjou’s political leadership grappled with a complex reality and adapted the suburban ideal to ensure that their community, dependent as it was on metropolitan infrastructure and a host to heavy industry, could still be considered an ideal suburb. Our contribution speaks to the material and political impacts of such representation in a more complex set of processes of suburban and metropolitan development.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: histoire de banlieue; développement urbain; politique; ville d'Anjou
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 14 juill. 2022 18:52
Dernière modification: 14 juill. 2022 18:52
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12602

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