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Author Dalmau, Pol, author

Title Press, politics and national identity in Catalonia : the transformation of La Vanguardia, 1881-1939 / Pol Dalmau
Published Brighton [England] ; Portland, Oregon ; Toronto [Ontario] : Sussex Academic Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations, tables
Series The Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studies on Contemporary Spain
Cañada Blanch/Sussex Academic studies on contemporary Spain.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Foundation of La Vanguardia and the Transnational Origins of Modern Journalism -- 2. "Our future lies in Africa": Newspapers and Colonial Ambitions in Morocco -- 3. Between Barcelona and Cuba: Colonial Business and the Mechanisms of Influence -- 4. Press, Politics and the "Disaster" of 1898 -- 5. Public Image and the Mediatisation of Politics -- 6. Mass Politics and the Strategies of Adaptation -- 7. Golden Age of La Vanguardia and the Crumbling of the Liberal Order
Summary "For more than three generations, the members of the Godo family controlled Barcelona's top-selling newspaper La Vanguardia, navigating it through the country's turbulent 20th century. Whether under the corrupt politics of the Bourbon Restoration, the radical transformations of the Second Republic or the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, La Vanguardia remained Barcelona's indisputable journalistic benchmark. Central to this success was the Godo family's extraordinary capacity to meet the changing tastes of a plural audience whilst adjusting to a changing political scenario. In parallel, the ownership of the newspaper allowed family members to expand their interests to other fields, such as politics, business and colonial rule in Cuba and Morocco. The long-standing reputation of the Godo dynasty, however, is in sharp contrast with the lack of studies about their members and the newspaper they founded. This silence is due, in part, to the influence that La Vanguardia still exerts on public life today. Drawing on hitherto unused archival material, this book is the first account about 'the most renowned publishers and the most important newspaper in Catalonia's history'"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Vanguardia (Barcelona, Spain : 1881) -- History
Vanguardia española (Barcelona, Spain) -- History
Press and politics -- Spain -- Barcelona -- History -- 20th century.
Press and politics -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782845100