¿Més que mai?. Commercio e progresso economico in Catalogna
Abstract¿Més que mai?. Commercio e progresso economico in Catalogna. In comparison with the discourse of other nations and nationalisms, in Spain and abroad, the rethorics of Catalonia and Catalanism strongly emphasizes mainly economical and technological progress. Focusing on the deep changes in Barcelona’s urban environment over the last one hundred years and on the propaganda activities of the 1992 Olympic Games, this essay shows how such a mythology leads to a dynamic vision of the collective identity, resulting from an oligarchical notion of the society and from a vision more cultural than ethnical of nationalism. In this way it appears possible, albeit with conflicts and contradictions, the coexistence of traditional ideals with innovation practices, and also of transformation’s myths with political and social transformism.
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