Identity Discourses about Spain and Catalonia in News Media

This book explains how news media have constructed Catalan and Spanish identities as different from one other, suggesting that journalism can play a crucial role in secessionist politics.

Author: Clara Juarez Miro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793609659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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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 seven million inhabitants, Catalonia is a region of Spain with historical economic strength and a unique culture. For centuries, but recently at an escalating pace, a large part of the Catalan population has expressed the desire to secede from Spain, constituting a prototypical case study for secessionism among developed countries. This book explains how news media have constructed Catalan and Spanish identities as different from one other, suggesting that journalism can play a crucial role in secessionist politics.

Negotiating Spain and Catalonia

that 'nothing happens, that in Catalonia everything is good understanding and
unity' (1996: 186); and, secondly, to continue ... pan-European investigation on
the relationship between national identities, politics, culture and the media, see
Blain et al. ... to not only literary and mythical tales, but also to ethnological,
psychological, sociological and scientific discourses. ... Within the field of mass
media studies, the Journal of Narrative and Life History has shown in many of its
articles how ...

Author: Fernando León Solís

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500771

Category: History

Page: 155

View: 907

"The two case studies included in this book (dealing with the Football World Cups of 1994 and 2002, and the general elections of 1996 and 2000) examine competing discourses of Spain, Catalonia and their national identities, as constructed in the Spanish press. The conservative discourse offers traditional and unified images of Spain close to the stereotype, whereas more liberal visions of the country regard 'Europeanism' and 'reason' (not 'passion') as the values Spain should aspire to. From a peripheral perspective, Catalan self-definition is of a people that is hardworking, thoughtful, truly European, and different from the rest of the Spaniards." "However, these differences between the discourses are not always so clear-cut. Central to Negotiating Spain and Catalonia is the idea of the constant renegotiation of conceptions of Spanish and Catalan identities in order to adapt them to the political circumstance: both case studies show how radically different narratives of Spanishness and Catalanicity offered in the turbulent political past tend to merge in the more tranquil present."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sociological Abstracts

Interpersonal & media storytelling were crucial to information dissemi . nation
about the September 11 ( 2001 ) tragedies . ... ( POR ) ( Analyzes all articles on
urban violence published by the major newspaper ( Folha de São Paulo ) in São
Paulo ... the complex articulations of diasporic identity , agency , & discourses
that may echo exclusivist nationalist appeals . ... Anàlisi del discurs sobre
nacionalisme i identitat en els editorials de la premsa diària publicats a
Catalunya des de la ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Language Attitudes National Identity and Migration in Catalonia

This book examines language, nation, and identity from a gendered perspective and investigates to what extent women use Catalan in their everyday social practices to construct gendered and national identities.

Author: Mandie Iveson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845199838

Category: Catalan language

Page: 240

View: 260

This book examines language, nation, and identity from a gendered perspective and investigates to what extent women use Catalan in their everyday social practices to construct gendered and national identities. Drawing on a unique body of oral history interviews, the focus of the study is three female 'generations, ' covering 50 years of historical change from the 1960s to the present. Mandie Iveson analyzes the preservation of the Catalan language during Franco's regime; how the emergence of a feminist movement and discourse, and changing patterns of migration, have transformed the relationship between gender and national identity in Catalonia; and the role that Catalan plays today in defining women's identities. Additional analysis of a corpus of social media data explores the online Catalan discourses of nationalism and its gendered dimensions.

Discourses on Immigration in Times of Economic Crisis

it is true that information spreads more quickly and users become content
producers in modern media, this also leads to an exponential increase in clichés
and stereotypes about “others” and their different social, cultural and religious
identities. ... in Spain (Prisa, Vocento, Recoletos, Godó and Mediapro) – as well
as the most important news agency in the country, ... All media – whether local or
general, public or private – are waiting to see how coexistence between the
native Catalan ...

Author: Maria Martinez Lirola

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443865605

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 573

The press is generally regarded as a reliable source of information, albeit with the capacity to propagate ideologies, social conceptions and beliefs. In this regard, it seems evident that the social role of the press can by no means be underestimated: it can influence our knowledge, values and social codes through linguistic and other semiotic means, sometimes hidden under a euphemistic lexical disguise holding up a liberal and apparently respectful discourse. Discourses on Immigration in Times of Economic Crisis examines the discursive and visual elements that are involved in reproducing ethnic and racial prejudices in contemporary press discourse. Our present reality is characterised by a moment of economic crisis, and it is a contention of the book that this affects the treatment of immigration, particularly in the press, which tends to refer to immigrants as a people-problem of some description or another. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to describe major aspects of discourse related to immigration within the present social context of the economic crisis.

The Handbook of Diasporas Media and Culture

We do this by examining media constructions of interculturality and the
interpretations of audiences and experts. ... In the first phase, we analyzed
Spanish news stories regarding interculturality through a quantitative study and a
critical discourse analysis (CDA); in the ... that addressed homegrown conflicts or
tensions between identities within Spain (e.g., the confrontation between Spain
and Catalonia), ...

Author: Jessica Retis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119236754

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 934

A multidisciplinary, authoritative outline of the current intellectual landscape of the field. Over the past three decades, the term ‘diaspora’ has been featured in many research studies and in wider theoretical debates in areas such as communications, the humanities, social sciences, politics, and international relations. The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture explores new dimensions of human mobility and connectivity—presenting state-of-the-art research and key debates on the intersection of media, cultural, and diasporic studies This innovative and timely book helps readers to understand diasporic cultures and their impact on the globalized world. The Handbook presents contributions from internationally-recognized scholars and researchers to strengthen understanding of diasporas and diasporic cultures, diasporic media and cultural resources, and the various forms of diasporic organization, expression, production, distribution, and consumption. Divided into seven sections, this wide-ranging volume covers topics such as methodological challenges and innovations in diasporic research, the construction of diasporic identity, the politics of diasporic integration, the intersection of gender and generation with the diasporic condition, new technologies in media, and many others. A much-needed resource for anyone with interest diasporic studies, this book: Presents new and original theory, research, and essays Employs unique methodological and conceptual debates Offers contributions from a multidisciplinary team of scholars and researchers Explores new and emerging trends in the study of diasporas and media Applies a wide-ranging, international perspective to the subject Due to its international perspective, interdisciplinary approach, and wide range of authors from around the world, The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, and researchers in areas that focus on the relationship of media and society, ethnic identity, race, class and gender, globalization and immigration, and other relevant fields.

Singular and Plural

Singular and Plural develops a framework for analyzing ideologies of linguistic authority and illuminates the institutional and interpersonal politics of language in Catalonia.

Author: Kathryn A. Woolard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190258624

Category: Catalan language

Page: 392

View: 886

A vibrant and surprisingly powerful civic and political movement for an independent Catalonia has brought renewed urgency to questions about what it means, personally and politically, to speak or not to speak Catalan and to claim Catalan identity. In this book, Kathryn Woolard develops a framework for analyzing ideologies of linguistic authority and uses it to illuminate the politics of language in Spain and Catalonia, where Catalan jostles with Castilian for legitimacy. Longitudinal research across decades of political autonomy contextualizes this ethnographic study of the social meaning of Catalan in the 21st century. Part I lays out the ideologies of linguistic authenticity, anonymity, and naturalism that typically underpin linguistic authority in the modern western world, and gives an overview of a shift in the ideological grounding of linguistic authority in contemporary Catalonia. Part II examines discourses in the media surrounding three public linguistic controversies: an immigrant president's linguistic competence, a municipal festival, and an international book fair. Part III explores individuals' linguistic practices and views, drawing on classroom ethnographies and interviews with two generations of young people from the same high school. The book argues that there is an ongoing shift at both public and personal levels away from the ethnolinguistic authenticity that powered relations in the early transition to political autonomy, and toward new discourses of anonymity, rooted cosmopolitanism, and authenticity understood as a project rather than a matter of origins and essence. This shift is reflected in the current sovereignty movement.

Refiguring Spain

These essays consider a diverse array of texts, ranging from recent films by Almodóvar, Saura, Erice, Miró, Bigas Luna, Gutiérrez Aragón, and Eloy de la Iglesia to media coverage of the 1993 elections.

Author: Marsha Kinder

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

View: 842

In Refiguring Spain, Marsha Kinder has gathered a collection of new essays that explore the central role played by film, television, newspapers, and art museums in redefining Spain's national/cultural identity and its position in the world economy during the post-Franco era. By emphasizing issues of historical recuperation, gender and sexuality, and the marketing of Spain's peaceful political transformation, the contributors demonstrate that Spanish cinema and other forms of Spanish media culture created new national stereotypes and strengthened the nation's place in the global market and on the global stage. These essays consider a diverse array of texts, ranging from recent films by Almodóvar, Saura, Erice, Miró, Bigas Luna, Gutiérrez Aragón, and Eloy de la Iglesia to media coverage of the 1993 elections. Francoist cinema and other popular media are examined in light of strategies used to redefine Spain's cultural identity. The importance of the documentary, the appropriation of Hollywood film, and the significance of gender and sexuality in Spanish cinema are also discussed, as is the discourse of the Spanish media star--whether involving film celebrities like Rita Hayworth and Antonio Banderas or historical figures such as Cervantes. The volume concludes with an investigation of larger issues of government policy in relation to film and media, including a discussion of the financing of Spanish cinema and an exploration of the political dynamics of regional television and art museums. Drawing on a wide range of critical discourses, including feminist, postcolonial, and queer theory, political economy, cultural history, and museum studies, Refiguring Spain is the first comprehensive anthology on Spanish cinema in the English language. Contributors. Peter Besas, Marvin D'Lugo, Selma Reuben Holo, Dona M. Kercher, Marsha Kinder, Jaume Martí-Olivella, Richard Maxwell, Hilary L. Neroni, Paul Julian Smith, Roland B. Tolentino, Stephen Tropiano, Kathleen M. Vernon, Iñaki Zabaleta

Blood Cinema

In this innovative synthesis of film history and cultural analysis, Marsha Kinder examines the films of such key directors as Buñuel, Saura, Erice, and Almodóvar, as well as works from the popular cinema and television, exploring how they ...

Author: Marsha Kinder

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520913479

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 568

View: 922

In this innovative synthesis of film history and cultural analysis, Marsha Kinder examines the films of such key directors as Buñuel, Saura, Erice, and Almodóvar, as well as works from the popular cinema and television, exploring how they manifest political and cultural tensions related to the production of Spanish national identity within a changing global context. Concentrated on the decades from the 1950s to the 1990s, Kinder's work is broadly historical but essentially conceptual, moving backward and forward in time, drawing examples from earlier films and from works of art and literature, and providing close readings of a wide range of texts. Her questioning and internationalizing of the "national cinema" concept and her application of contemporary critical theory—especially insights from feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, and discourse theory—distinguish Blood Cinema from previous film histories. The author also makes use of a variety of sources within Spain such as the commentaries on Spanish character and culture by Unamunov and others, the contemporary debate over the restructuring of Spanish television. Kinder's book moves Spanish cinema into the mainstream of film studies by demonstrating that a knowledge of its history alters and enriches our understanding of world cinema. The interactive CD-ROM is available from CINE-DISCS, 2021 Holly Hill Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90068, (213) 876-7678.

Polarization Populism and the New Politics

This volume brings together scholars from various disciplines and invites its readers to consider the role played by both conventional and new media in the rise of this political movement.

Author: Banu Baybars Hawks

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527540677

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 730

‘Populism’ is one of the most frequently used terms in today’s political discussions. From Turkey to the United States of America, the effect of populist politicians is felt more than ever today. Indeed, it is an extremely common occurrence to come across a political commentator defining a politician as a populist in newspapers or TV shows. This volume brings together scholars from various disciplines and invites its readers to consider the role played by both conventional and new media in the rise of this political movement. Its focus is not limited to the USA nor the UK, but investigates populism in countries such as Turkey and Spain. It will appeal to readers interested in classical populism and polarization studies, as well as those interested in post-truth studies.


Alsatian Acts of Identity

Consequently , a discourse analysis approach was adopted to analyze the
transcripts of natural conversation . ... A possible reason is that unlike the
Basques and the Catalans in Spain , or the Bretons and the Corsicans in France ,
language activists and language ... have used relatively calm , non - violent and
non - spectacular tactics that have not attracted much attention , especially in the
news media .

Author: Liliane Mangold Vassberg

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 412

This study examines language use, language attitudes and identity processes in Alsace, France, where a German dialect has been spoken for fifteen centuries. Fieldwork investigation of macro level language use found clear intergenerational changes in mother tongue claiming, language proficiency and language use


The Future of Citizenship

aspirations of a Castilian - dominant working class to a new vision of democratic
Catalonia . ... Left ) and conservative Catalanists , the urban political discourse
that has emerged in the last two decades generally agrees on ... Local relations
have also evolved with the integration of Barcelona and Catalonia into a
changing Europe , where identities may play Spain off ... now some Barcelonins
began to find reason to manifest growing resistance to what its news media much
too often ...

Author: Jose V. Ciprut

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

View: 929

Contributors from a range of disciplines discuss the evolving meaning of citizenship, and the possible future of a global "citizenship by voluntary association." The ongoing expansion in the field of citizenship studies is one of the most important and remarkable recent trends in social sciences and humanities research. Some scholars raise questions about citizenship within a larger critique of liberalism and its institutions; others point to citizenship's inherently exclusionary nature. This volume examines--without advocating any ideological agenda--the evolving meaning of citizenship, with an eye to the future. The contributors--writing from the perspectives of anthropology, sociology, psychology, law, history, and other disciplines--examine four modes of citizenship in comparative global context: Differentiated, Divided, Dispersed, and Deterritorialized. The future of citizenship, they argue, may be a worldwide "citizenship by association," tantamount to a global civic interface.

Transitions of Youth Citizenship in Europe

The book explores issues relating to contemporary youth cultures and citizenship within modern European societies.

Author: Andy Furlong

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287144300

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

View: 904

The book explores issues relating to contemporary youth cultures and citizenship within modern European societies. The papers presented discuss the structural inequalities and social disadvantage which often undermine youth citizenship, and consider how subculture activities influence the development of youth action, initiative and social responsibility. The case studies include: animal rights activists in Sweden; hip-hop music culture in France; rural youth in the UK; the influence of the media and mobile communications upon young people's experiences; the role of the family and peer groups; and gender issues and developments in the educational achievements of young women.

Pragmatics

Discourse markers in the conversations of English speaking youth , ( Panel (
Anna - Brita Stenström & Karin Aijmer ) ) - Makiko ... Makiko Takekuro , Indexing
identities : Longitudinal analysis of young Japanese females ' speech , ( Poster ) -
Miyuki ... in news discourse and ethos : Reported / represented speech of '
speakers without notoriety ' in the French press ... glances in reception
classrooms for migrant children in Catalonia , Spain , ( Panel ( Luisa Martin Rojo
& Melissa Moyer ) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Pragmatics

Page:

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Reflections on the Historical Origin of the Northern Min ' Softened Initials ' ;
LL03681 Local Identity and Sound Change in ... of Andalusian Spanish ;
LL04093 Immigrants in Spain : sociolinguistic issues ; LL04047 Describing
Catalan - Spanish ... in Spain ; LL04051 Discursive constructions of terrorism in
Spain : Anglophone and Spanish media representations of ... Units and
Roundabout Expressions in Puerto Rican Television News Reports ; LL03981
Discourse Connectors : Their ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Sport and National Identity in the European Media

The volume is also concerned throughout with the political economy of the media world. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Neil Blain

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 762

An analysis of the way in which mass media in 12 European countries turn sport into politics, concentrating on the way the media contribute to the ongoing reconstitution of national identity. While the greater part of the volume focuses in detail on the press, there is also substantial commentary on television practice in several chapters, and two chapters address themselves exclusively to television. The volume is also concerned throughout with the political economy of the media world. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A Taste of Barcelona

The book reveals the culinary history of the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia in Spain that narrates its rich gastronomic traditions and recent epicurean revolution.

Author: H. Rosi Song

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538107836

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 960

As a world destination for its history, culture and food, Barcelona occupies a special place for international visitors and food lovers. The book reveals the culinary history of the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia in Spain that narrates its rich gastronomic traditions and recent epicurean revolution.