Nationalism and the Nation in the Iberian Peninsula: Competing and Conflicting Identities

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November 1996



Examining the 19th-century roots of Iberian nationalism, this collection of essays offers a broad interdisciplinary base and a socio-historical context in which to explore the area's nationalist conflicts and impulses.


Contents: Angel Smith and Clare Mar-Molinero, The Myths and Realities of Nation-Building in the Iberian Peninsula -- Part One: Centrist State-Building: The Imposition of a 'National' Hegemony -- Abdool Karim A. Vakil, Nationalising Cultural Politics: Representations of the Portuguese 'Discoveries' and the Rhetoric of Identitarianism, 1880-1926 -- Alan Freeland, The People and the Poet: Portuguese National Identity and the Camoes Tercentenary (1880) -- Clare Mar-Molinero, The Role of Language in Spanish Nation-Building -- Jose Alvarez Junco, The Nation-Building Process in Spanish Nineteenth-Century Spain -- Sebastian Balfour, 'The Lion and the Pig': Nationalism and National Identity in Fin-de-Siecle Spain -- Francisco J. Romero Salvado, The Failure of the Liberal Project of the Spanish Nation-State, 1909-1938 -- Helen Graham, Community, Nation and State in Republican Spain, 1931-1938 -- Michael Richards, Constructing the Nationalist State: Self-Sufficiency and Regeneration in the Early Franco Years -- Part Two: The Nationalist and Regionalist Counter-Consciousness: Competing and Conflicting Identities -- Angel Smith, Sardana, Zarzuela or Cake Walk? Nationalism and Internationalism in the Discourse, Practice and Culture of the Early Twentieth-Century Barcelona Labour Movement -- Josep R. Llobera, The Role of Commemorations in (Ethno)Nation-Building: The Case of Catalonia -- Jeremy MacClancy, Bilingualism and Multinationalism in the Basque Country -- Benjamin Tejerina Montana, Language and Basque Nationalism: Collective Identity, Social Conflict and Institutionalisation -- Tracy Henderson, Language and Identity in Galicia: The Current Orthographic Debate -- Part Three: Supra-National Structures and the European Union -- Alan Whitehead, Spain, European Regions and City States


Ms Clare Mar-Molinero Lecturer in Spanish Socio-linguistics,University of Southampton Angel Smith University of Leeds


'Despite its enormous importance, nationalism in Spain has been so neglected by scholars that the useful collection edited by Claire Mar-Molinero and Angel Smith is a pioneering initiative.' Paul Preston, Times Literary Supplementn.b. Angel Smith pointed out his preference for using this quote, naming Paul Preston, for future marketing'this book makes a valuable contribution in an area where sources in English are quite sparse.'Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies'the appearance of this book ... is excellent news for students of Iberian nationalisms. [...] It is, in short, a work of a great academic interest. I hope, then, that it receives the attention it deserves and becomes a pioneering model for others.'Journal of Multiligual and Multicultural Development'Just over three decades ago, writing of the 'eight Spains', Juan Linz and Amando de Miguel urged comparison of within-nation differences. This volume goes a long way toward meeting this challenge, both for
EAN: 9781859731802
ISBN: 1859731805
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1996
Seitenanzahl: 294 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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