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The cradle of Catalan separatism. White-collars in Barcelona during WWI

Author: Joan Esculies

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This paper attempts to explain why, in Barcelona during World War I, Catalan white-collars a part of them radicalised their Catalan nationalism positions and can be considered the cradle of Catalan separatism. In order to accomplish it, the article provides an overview of the origins and social background of Catalan white-collars and their relationship with bourgeois and blue-collar workers. The analysis presents the major pillars of the separatist white-collars and it depicts the profile of the enemies ofthis ideology: Spanish ultra-nationalism. Although references to previous periods are made, the article focuses on the WWI period (1914-1919) when the process took place.

Keywords: white-collars, Catalan nationalism, separatism

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Esculies, J., (2014) “The cradle of Catalan separatism. White-collars in Barcelona during WWI”, Studies on National Movements 2(1), 22. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/snm.85409

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31 Dec 2014
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