This page was last updated August 2, 2017     
 


  Home
The Press
Resources
Publishing your book with SAP
  Authors
Booksellers
eCatalogue
Contact Us
Title/Author Index
Rights & Permissions
eBooks
Paperback on-Demand


Browse Subject

Archaeology
Art History
Biography
Cultural & Social Studies
Economics & Management
Education
Geography, Environment & Migration
History
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Library Studies
Literary Criticism & Linguistics
Middle East Studies
Musicology
Philosophy
Politics, Media & IR
Psychology & Psychotherapy
Theatre & Drama
Theology & Religion
Women’s Studies
  Alpha Press
Libraries of Study
 

Asian & Asian American Studies
Contemporary Spanish Studies
Critical Inventions
Critical Voices
Demographic Developments
First Nations & Colonial Encounter
Latin American Library
Peace Politics in the Middle East
Portuguese-Speaking World
Religious Beliefs & Practices
Spanish History
Spirituality in Education

 
 
     
  You are in: Home > History > Press, Politics and National Identity in Catalonia  
 

Press, Politics and National Identity in Catalonia
The Transformation of La Vanguardia, 1881–1931

Pol Dalmau

Pol Dalmau holds a thesis from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). He has been a visiting fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and New York University. His research focuses on the birth of the mass media and its connections with broader phenomena in European history (colonialism, democratisation, political culture).

 

For more than three generations, the members of the Godó 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 Godó 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 Godó 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’. In so doing, it also sheds new light on how the media shaped (and conditioned) Europe’s birth of mass politics. In fact, while contemporaries often observed that newspapers had a powerful influence over public affairs, historians have not systematically examined the role of press owners as ‘political actors’. Likewise, media specialists have seldom considered how the rise of the new mass press affected democratisation and the collapse of liberal institutions. In contrast, Pol Dalmau focuses on the case of a renowned family in Barcelona to uncover the media’s critical role in Europe’s uneven road to modernity.


List of Contents to follow
Reviews to follow


Published in association with the
Catalan Observatory of the London School of Economics

 

Publication Details

 
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-84519-815-2
 
 
Page Extent / Format:
280 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
 
Release Date:
December 2017
  Illustrated:   Yes
 
Hardback Price:
£75.00 / $95.00
 
 

ordtop
 
Order book by phone or online
 
 

UK, Europe, Asia and Rest of the World:
Gazelle Book Services

tel. 44 (0)1524-528513

 
gazelle

United States, Canada:
International Specialized Book Services

tel.  1-800-944-6190

isbs
ordbot

 

 

© 2017 Sussex Academic Press   |   Disclaimer