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Independence is not proclaimed from a balcony anymore : en kulturanalys av den katalanska identiteten så som den uttrycks i samband med firandet av nationaldagen den 11 september 2014

Asplund, Ida LU (2015) EUHA20 20151
European Studies
Abstract
This paper examines the Catalan identity as it is expressed by the president of Catalonia, Assemblea Nacional Catalana and Òmnium Cultural on the Catalan National Day on the 11th of September 2014. These Catalan personalities are striving for an independent Catalonia.
The research is conducted by a narrative method and a visual method in order to be able to interpret the cultural expressions and symbolic actions.
The research points to the importance of narrative between history and future. This paper shows that the use of historical memory is fundamental in order to understand the striving for independence. The use of symbols and symbolic actions is also considered a manifest of the Catalan identity – the heavy use of the Catalan flag,... (More)
This paper examines the Catalan identity as it is expressed by the president of Catalonia, Assemblea Nacional Catalana and Òmnium Cultural on the Catalan National Day on the 11th of September 2014. These Catalan personalities are striving for an independent Catalonia.
The research is conducted by a narrative method and a visual method in order to be able to interpret the cultural expressions and symbolic actions.
The research points to the importance of narrative between history and future. This paper shows that the use of historical memory is fundamental in order to understand the striving for independence. The use of symbols and symbolic actions is also considered a manifest of the Catalan identity – the heavy use of the Catalan flag, La Senyera, is a great example hereof. This paper also touches upon the fact that many Catalans cherish and promote the use of the Catalan language.
By declaring Catalonia a nation, democracy and self-determination are considered as fundamental components and rights, which the Catalans demand for their future. The long battle for independence has shaped the Catalan identity. (Less)
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author
Asplund, Ida LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHA20 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Democracy, European Studies, Independence, National and ethnic identity, Identity, Catalonia, Spain
language
Swedish
id
7457747
date added to LUP
2015-07-28 16:26:47
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2016-09-28 10:04:43
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the Catalan identity as it is expressed by the president of Catalonia, Assemblea Nacional Catalana and Òmnium Cultural on the Catalan National Day on the 11th of September 2014. These Catalan personalities are striving for an independent Catalonia.
The research is conducted by a narrative method and a visual method in order to be able to interpret the cultural expressions and symbolic actions.
The research points to the importance of narrative between history and future. This paper shows that the use of historical memory is fundamental in order to understand the striving for independence. The use of symbols and symbolic actions is also considered a manifest of the Catalan identity – the heavy use of the Catalan flag, La Senyera, is a great example hereof. This paper also touches upon the fact that many Catalans cherish and promote the use of the Catalan language.
By declaring Catalonia a nation, democracy and self-determination are considered as fundamental components and rights, which the Catalans demand for their future. The long battle for independence has shaped the Catalan identity.},
  author       = {Asplund, Ida},
  keyword      = {Democracy,European Studies,Independence,National and ethnic identity,Identity,Catalonia,Spain},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Independence is not proclaimed from a balcony anymore : en kulturanalys av den katalanska identiteten så som den uttrycks i samband med firandet av nationaldagen den 11 september 2014},
  year         = {2015},
}