By Colin H. Williams

ISBN-10: 185359198X

ISBN-13: 9781853591983

The consequences of language-related clash and of nationalist mobilisation became a common challenge within the modern international. more and more the verified countryside is being challenged via curiosity teams who suppose themselves at the same time threatened through, and underrepresented in, the trendy international method. This quantity seeks to envision those tensions and analyses the charm of nationwide liberty for individuals whose nationwide tradition is itself challenged through structural and political adjustments within the international economic system. After comparing numerous theories of nationalism and cultural identification the quantity offers an in depth exam of the way within which language and nationalist political task have interrelated in Wales and Quebec and seeks to supply a suite of situations as to how such pursuits are to be happy sooner or later, with its emphasis on utilized public coverage and social making plans. This demanding publication will entice social scientists and geographers who're focused on ethnic and minority family and the consequent nature of the trendy country in complicated business societies.

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Page v Contents Preface vii Acknowledgements ix 1 The Call of Liberty 1 2 On Nations, Nationalism and Geography 16 3 The National Construction of Social Space 56 4 The Question of National Congruence 75 5 Wales: The Struggle for a Separate Identity 115 6 New Domains of the Welsh Language: Education, Planning and the Law 155 7 Quebec: Language and Nationhood. 187 8 Conclusion: Anticipating the Future 232 Index 241 Page vii Preface It is a pleasure to record my indebtedness to a number of individuals and organisations who encouraged this work.

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