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The consequences of language-related clash and of nationalist mobilisation became a common hindrance within the modern global. more and more the proven countryside is being challenged by means of curiosity teams who think themselves at the same time threatened through, and underrepresented in, the fashionable global process. This quantity seeks to check those tensions and analyses the charm of nationwide liberty for individuals whose nationwide tradition is itself challenged via structural and political alterations within the worldwide financial system. After comparing quite a few theories of nationalism and cultural id the amount offers an in depth exam of the style within which language and nationalist political job have interrelated in Wales and Quebec and seeks to provide a suite of eventualities as to how such pursuits are to be chuffed sooner or later, with its emphasis on utilized public coverage and social making plans. This hard e-book will entice social scientists and geographers who're keen on ethnic and minority family members and the resultant nature of the fashionable kingdom in complicated commercial societies.

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USA: 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007, USA. O. Box 6025, 83 Gilles Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Copyright © 1994 Colin H. Williams All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. Printed and bound in Great Britain by WBC, Bridgend. 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.

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