Late Breaking: Contextualizing Catalonia: The History of Catalan Nationalism and the Spanish Constitution with Respect to the 1st of October

AHA Session
Thursday, January 4, 2018: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Marriott Ballroom, Salon 1 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)
Andrew H. Lee, New York University
James Stout, San Diego Mesa College
Kathryn L. Mahaney, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Foster Chamberlin, University of California, San Diego
Patrick Gallagher, Kent State University
David Messenger, University of South Alabama

Session Abstract

In this session, historians of Catalonia and Spain help to explain the context for the current situation in Catalonia. This will take the form of reflections on the nature of Catalan nationalism and specifically its contrasts to the other resurgent European and United States nationalisms we have seen in the last 5 years, reflections on the nature of polling protest in Spain and Catalonia, and explanation of the constitution and its controversial passage and investigations of the role of the media and historical memory in forming the Catalan nation. The session will be of interest to those interested in nationalism, the European Union, Nationalist movements and 20th/ 21st Century Spain.
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