Catalonia

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.
 
Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
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
 
Theatre
Conclusion
 
Chapter Four: The Cultural Industries
 
Television
 
Cinema
 
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
 
Tradition
 
Chapter Six: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century
 
Globalization: Fighting Homogenization
 
Immigration: Fighting Hybridization
 
Cosmopolitanism, or the Preservation of Identity?
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index
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