Nationalism, Identity and Cultural Recognition: Galician studies and the Post-National perspective

Authors

  • José Antonio Losada Montero Southwest Minnesota State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/%25x

Keywords:

nationalism, postnationalism, identity politics, misrecognition, mal- distribution, deterritorialization, Galician studies.

Abstract

This article aims to provide an interdisciplinary context to reflect on how nationalist historical struggles have configured narratives and identities of political and spiritual redemption, and how both misrecognized narratives and identities are currently challenged by liberal and postnational frameworks. It will first attempt to de-essentialize Galician nationalism through a historical analysis of the struggles faced by Galician women’s associations, "galeguistas" and Galician nationalists during Fanco’s regime. Moreover, we will review how, far from reifying identity, Galician nationalism has historically helped misrecognized groups and cultures re-enact group identity and galvanize collective action.

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Published

2020-11-12