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Así también se hace Patria. Fútbol y franquismo en Cataluña y el País Vasco (1939-1977)

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alejandro Quiroga



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This article analyses the Franco dictatorship's uses of F. C. Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao to nationalize Catalans and Basques on Spanish principles. Following the Spanish Civil War, both F. C. Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao were turned into propaganda devices of a regionalized Francoist nationalism where Catalans and Basques were presented as key groups of the 'New Spain'. The article challenges the idea that the Franco regime sought to annihilate all vestiges of regional identities in the first years of the dictatorship. The paper also questions the notion that Francoist nationalism somehow weakened in the last years of the dictatorship, as the display of Catalan and Basque nationalism grew in the stadiums of F. C. Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao

Publication metadata

Author(s): Quiroga A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Hispania Nova

Year: 2019

Volume: 17

Pages: 270-305

Online publication date: 18/01/2019

Acceptance date: 20/11/2018

Date deposited: 29/01/2019

ISSN (electronic): 1138-7319

Publisher: Red Iris


DOI: 10.20318/hn.2019.4523


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