National Identity and Cultural Policy

Kathryn Crameri

Kathryn Crameri

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2008
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320136 Published July 2008 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
This volume examines the cultural policy of the Catalan Autonomous Government under the leadership of Jordi Pujol and his party, Convergència I Unió, who were in power from the post-Franco transitional period through Pujol’s retirement in 2003. Examining issues of national identity and cultural nationalism in the context of globalization, multiculturalism, and the commodifications of culture, this book looks at how Pujol’s government tackled these challenges. In addition, Kathryn Crameri analyzes the impact of devolved government on the promotion and preservation of minority cultures and the contradictions inherent in a world where national boundaries are supposedly diminishing.
Series Editors' Foreword
Why Study Catalonia's Cultural Policy?
Nation-Building and Culture
Chapter One: Convergencia i Unio: Nationalist Ideology and Cultural Policy
The Context in 1980
Historical Precedent
Developing a Cultural Policy
Catalan Intellectuals and Cultural Policy
Chapter Two: Language Policy
The 1970s and 1980s
The 1990s to 2003
Saving Catalan
The Spanish State
Chapter Three: High Culture
Literature and Identity
Chapter Four: The Cultural Industries
A Trial Separation for Language and Culture?
Discussion of CiU's Approach
Chapter Five: History, Tradition and Heritage
Legislation and the Basis of Policy
History and Heritage
Chapter Six: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century
Globalization: Fighting Homogenization
Immigration: Fighting Hybridization
Cosmopolitanism, or the Preservation of Identity?
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