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Nationalism goes public

Carrie Hamilton

in Women and ETA

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780719075452
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075452.003.0004
Nationalism goes public

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This chapter examines the ways in which Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) emerged into open conflict with the Spanish state at the end of that decade. It argues that nationalist movements are constructed in part through public performance and spectacle, and that a striking feature of nationalist public performance was the way in which it mirrored the gendered performances and discourse of the Franco state. The interviews with women active in Basque nationalist politics in the 1960s highlight the contrast between the public rituals of Francoism and the opposing political culture of family and local community.

Keywords: ETA; Spanish state; nationalist movements; public performance; gendered performances; Franco state; public rituals; Francoism; political culture

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