Revista de l'Alguer, Vol. 7, Núm. 7 (1996)

Etnicitat, cultura i nacionalisme

Josep Martí i Pérez


This artide deals with the relationship between nationalism, ethnicity and the social perception of culture. This social perception is very important for giving content to the expressive side of ethnicity. When we speak of culture of any one country, we generally don't mean culture in an anthropological technical sense but we are speaking of "representative culture", i.e. of only a little part of the whole culture, which has been selected through concrete
narratives. The socially constructed conscience of belonging to an ethnic group is then elaborated by the rhetorics of nationalism in order to give political express ion to ethnicity.

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