Edited By Flocel Sabaté
Literature and Shows of Modern Customs in Catalan. “Ethnotypism” and the creation of some modern imaginary of popular catalanity: Joaquim Capdevila, Teresa Serés And Sònia Rubió
Joaquim CAPDEVILA, Teresa SERÉS and Sònia RUBIÓ
Universitat de Lleida
In Catalonia, since the decade of the tens in the twentieth century, a modern and populist literature in Catalan is being developed, which is characterized by a modern, popular and highly self-referential ethnicity. It is a literature characterized by a recreation of customs – and types in general – of those aspects represented as idiosyncratic: mainly those regarding one’s own village or city and those related to a broader domain such as Catalanity. Its development and success mainly takes place between the tens and the seventies of the twentieth century, having to take into account the interruption of the first years of the Franco Regime with regard to the Catalan culture.
Regarding its topics, where does this literature start? It mainly does so from current villages and cities of the moment: Barcelona becomes its main motif. However, we must take into consideration an important issue: although this literature deals with a modern and current framework, it still conceives the logic of the social bounds from the tradition of a rural or village community. It is in relation to these fields that this literature expressions make recreations of types – stereotypes, in fact – of some collective referents and, especially, of some collective customs. In this sense, we must keep in mind another very important aspect: the typism of customs always comes up from the conceptions of the rural and village community. Therefore, in the threshold of...
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