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Author Hargreaves, John (John E. R.)

Title Freedom for Catalonia? : Catalan nationalism, Spanish identity, and the Barcelona Olympic Games / John Hargreaves
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Contents 1. Sport and nationalism -- 2. Catalan nationalism -- 3. The relationship between Olympism, globalisation and nationalism -- 4. The war of the flags and the paz olimpica -- 5. Catalanisation versus Espanolisation -- 6. Symbolising the international dimension -- 7. The outcome -- 8. Conclusion
Summary Although the fight for independence by national minorities has received much attention recently, there is no study of how globalised sport in its most advanced form can help to stimulate it. This book shows how the 1992 Olympic Games raised the tension that already existed between Catalonia and Spain, from the time they were awarded to Barcelona until they opened. John Hargreaves analyses and explains the way in which the conflict developed and eventually was resolved, in terms of the special characteristics of Catalan nationalism, the nature of the new Spanish democracy and the special role played by the International Olympic Committee. This book will be relevant to academics, researchers and postgraduates specialising in nationalism and Catalan nationalism, as well as being of interest to teachers, researchers and students of political sociology, cultural studies and sports studies, and professionals working in the fields of culture, sport, recreation and leisure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-172) and index
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Subject Olympic Games (25th : 1992 : Barcelona, Spain) -- Political aspects.
Nationalism and sports -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History -- 20th century.
Catalonia (Spain) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99036186
ISBN 0511011237 (electronic bk.)
0511038852 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511489005 (electronic bk.)
0521584264 (hbk.)
9780511011238 (electronic bk.)
9780511038853 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511489006 (electronic bk.)
9780521584265 (hbk.)