Imagined community and governance of Catalonian cultural action abroad: midway between corporatism and social participation

  • Mariano Martín Zamorano Universitat de Barcelona

Resum

Benedict Anderson (1993) defined nation as “an imagined political
community — and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign”,
and stressed the importance of cultural roots for the establishment of
this national consciousness. Cultural diplomacy, organized by nationstates
since the early 20th century and politically structured on the basis
of this sovereign and imagined space, sought to extend the influence of
countries through the promotion of national culture on the international
scenario. This article examines, by contrasting Anderson ideas, the impact
of nationalism on the organization of a corporatist structure for the
governance of Catalan foreign cultural action between 1980 and 2014.

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Autor Biografia

Mariano Martín Zamorano, Universitat de Barcelona

Mariano Martín Zamorano was awarded a PhD in Cultural Management and Heritage by Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Cum Laude and with International Mention. He has wide experience in carrying out funded interdisciplinary academic projects — Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNC, Argentina), AECID and the European Commission — and
has obtained four individual grants (from (UNC, AGAUR and UB). Since 2010, he has been a member of the UB’s Centre for the Study of Culture, Politics and Society (CECUPS). Zamorano’s publications include various papers in leading scientific journals, a book pending publication and a chapter in another book.

Publicades
2017-02-16
Com citar
Zamorano, M. M. (2017) “Imagined community and governance of Catalonian cultural action abroad: midway between corporatism and social participation”, Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat, 10. Available at: http://revistadebats.net/article/view/1689 (Accessed: 18April2021).
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