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2009-04-25 19:52
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Peter Gerrand publishes his work "The Worldwide Diaspora of Spain's Regional Communities"

The Contemporary Europe Research Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia, has recently published within the CERC Working Paper Series, this interesting study by Dr. Peter Gerrand, whose subtitle is "Its reach, its history and its modern relevance".

As the author states in the book, this paper "surveys the geographical distribution of the Spanish diaspora, using as the data base the more than 1,100 emigrant centres registered with Spain's government". Most of them are not actually "Spanish" but refer to other "regions" or "nationalities".

"Moving to the post-Franco era, the initiatives taken by the regional governments of Spain to build enduring links with their diasporas are surveyed, including their emphasis on 'extra-territorial' ethnic identity via legislation, the organization of international conferences for their global 'collectivities' and the annual celebration of international days. The crucial supporting role of the Catalan diaspora in the successful bid for the .cat top level Internet domain is noted; and example not lost on the Galicians seeking a .gal and the Basques seeking a .eus to raise the online visibility of their languages and cultures".

The publication can be ordered to the CERC itself, to this address:

Contemporary Europe Research Centre

Jean Monnet European Centre for Excellence

Level 2, 234 Queensberry Street

The University of Melborune, VIC 3010, Australia.

Or directly to the e-mail: cerc@cerc.unimelb.edu.au

 


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