The Catalan Nation and Its People

In fact , Catalan history ceased to be history at all ... it became another people's history . With Catalan national sovereignty extinguished , the future of the country rested in the hands of foreign rulers , the Castilian kings and ...

The Catalan Nation and Its People

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Language, Democracy, and Devolution in Catalonia
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Sue Wright
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

The issue of human rights becomes very complex when applied to language. 'Individual' rights have little meaning in this domain. People do not ask for the right to speak to themselves, they ask for the right to use their language within their group. Where populations are heterogenous, such rights are
Catalan Independence and the Crisis of Sovereignty
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Óscar García Agustín
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-14 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores the conflict between the Catalan project to become independent and the Spanish state’s opposition to any attempt of secessionism. The volume addresses some of the key political and academic issues of contemporary European societies: nationalism, separatism and sovereignty. The banned referendum in Catalonia in October 2017 unveiled
The Rise of Catalan Independence
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Andrew Dowling
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-01 - Publisher: Routledge

As recently as the mid-2000s, Catalonia was described and analysed by scholars as exhibiting a non-secessionist nationalism and was seen within Europe and beyond as a role model for successful devolution which had much to teach other parts of the world. The Spanish state seemed to be on a journey
Identity Discourses about Spain and Catalonia in News Media
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Clara Juarez Miro
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-22 - Publisher: Lexington Books

News media are principal actors in the development of national identities: they have the ability to construct them, maintain them, or divide them. Identity Discourses about Spain and Catalonia in News Media explores the historical and contemporary role of journalism in the relationship between Catalonia and Spain. With more than
Constructing Catalan Identity
Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Michael A. Vargas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-23 - Publisher: Springer

This is a book about how Catalans use their past, real and imagined, in the construction of their present and future. Michael A. Vargas inventories the significant people, signal events, and familiar icons that constitute the Catalan collective memory, from Wilfred the Hairy and Sant Jordi to the mountain monastery