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Language, Elites, and the State

Nationalism in Puerto Rico and Quebec

Language, Elites, and the State( )
Author: Barreto, Amilcar A.
ISBN:978-0-275-96183-1
Publication Date:Feb 1998
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Imprint:Praeger
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $64.00
Book Description:

For decades the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and the Canadian province of Quebec have been riveted by the politics of nationalism, the question of their final status, and the protection of their local languages. In the name of cultural defense, the legislatures in San Juan and Quebec City have passed several laws focusing on protecting the vernacular. Barreto explores these two cases and challenges some general preconceived notions about nationalist movements.

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