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Catalunya, One Nation, Two States

An Ethnographic Study of Nonviolent Resistance to Assimilation

Authors: Alland, A.

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This book deals with the culture of Catalan resistance to assimilation, through the maintenance of the Catalan language as an expression of identity. This book argues that the Catalans also developed a series of cultural mechanisms to foster identity through intellectual and recreational pursuits, as well as through an emphasis on language.

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ALEXANDER ALLAND, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Columbia University, US.

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"This gracefully written ethnography of two adjacent Catalan towns - one in France and one in Spain - is suffused with the often poignant voices in three languages of people on both sides of the border. Only rarely has an anthropological community study been employed so effectively to shed light on state policies, the politics of language, and macro-level processes of ethnic, regional and national identity formation." - Marc Edelman, Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alland, Alexander, Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The How and Why of This Book

    Alland, Alexander, Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 7-35

  • Framing the Study: The Origin and Meaning of Nationalism

    Alland, Alexander, Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 37-64

  • The People of Cerbère Speak

    Alland, Alexander, Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 65-92

  • The People of Portbou Speak

    Alland, Alexander, Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 93-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catalunya, One Nation, Two States
Book Subtitle
An Ethnographic Study of Nonviolent Resistance to Assimilation
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60317-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230603172
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7440-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 209
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