Better and lesser Catalans? : the dispute over Catalanness: relations between the teams and supporters of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Barcelona

2021
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dc.abstract.enThe paper analyses the relationships between the teams and supporters of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Barcelona, in which the dispute concerning Catalanness has been and remains the foremost issue. FC Barcelona is widely considered an ambassador of Catalonia, a symbol of Catalanness and the epitome of Catalanism as embodied through football. Espanyol, its local rival, has to face allegations of being a non-Catalan club, or an outgrowth of Real Madrid in Barcelona. While Barça is the club in which one “does politics” and with which one creates Catalonia (fer Catalunya), it is emphasized that Espanyol and its supporters are not involved in politics and the Catalan national effort. A perennial feud continues between the boards and fans of both clubs; historical, identity-related and ethnic arguments are invoked to demonstrate the Catalanness of one side (FC Barcelona) and its incompleteness or even utter absence in the other (RCD Espanyol). The analysis conducted in the paper shows that FC Barcelona’s exclusive Catalanness and right to represent Catalonia is a historical and social fact, but it has been challenged recently by Espanyol through the Catalanization the club undertook in mid-1990s and a series of public campaigns to undermine the hegemony of Barça in the city and the region. Espanyol is the active side in the contest to overcome FC Barcelona’s monopoly on representing Catalonia, while Barcelona itself focuses on retaining its previous status. The study demonstrates that both clubs are in fact polysemous, which means that Espanyol has supporters who feel first and foremost Catalans and espouse Catalan independence, while avowed opponents of the same idea can be found among the supporters of the Blaugrana, although the club is primarily Spanish and not only Catalan.pl
dc.contributor.authorKubiaczyk, Filippl
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-19T11:13:04Z
dc.date.available2023-06-19T11:13:04Z
dc.date.issued2021pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 150-157pl
dc.description.physical131-157pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume20pl
dc.identifier.doi10.12797/SI.20.2021.20.06pl
dc.identifier.eissn2391-7636pl
dc.identifier.issn2082-8594pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/312405
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerpolpl
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enCataloniapl
dc.subject.enCatalannesspl
dc.subject.enCatalanismpl
dc.subject.enFC Barcelonapl
dc.subject.enRCD Espanyol Barcelonapl
dc.subject.enhistorypl
dc.subject.ennationalismpl
dc.subject.enidentitypl
dc.subject.othermés que un clubpl
dc.subject.otherMeravellosa Minoriapl
dc.subject.otherLos Culéspl
dc.subject.otherLos Pericospl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleBetter and lesser Catalans? : the dispute over Catalanness: relations between the teams and supporters of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Barcelonapl
dc.title.journalStudia Iberystycznepl
dc.title.volumeGłosy polskiej katalonistyki = Estudis catalans a Polònia = Catalan studies in Polandpl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
dspace.entity.typePublication
cris.lastimport.wos
2024-04-09T23:20:23Z
dc.abstract.enpl
The paper analyses the relationships between the teams and supporters of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Barcelona, in which the dispute concerning Catalanness has been and remains the foremost issue. FC Barcelona is widely considered an ambassador of Catalonia, a symbol of Catalanness and the epitome of Catalanism as embodied through football. Espanyol, its local rival, has to face allegations of being a non-Catalan club, or an outgrowth of Real Madrid in Barcelona. While Barça is the club in which one “does politics” and with which one creates Catalonia (fer Catalunya), it is emphasized that Espanyol and its supporters are not involved in politics and the Catalan national effort. A perennial feud continues between the boards and fans of both clubs; historical, identity-related and ethnic arguments are invoked to demonstrate the Catalanness of one side (FC Barcelona) and its incompleteness or even utter absence in the other (RCD Espanyol). The analysis conducted in the paper shows that FC Barcelona’s exclusive Catalanness and right to represent Catalonia is a historical and social fact, but it has been challenged recently by Espanyol through the Catalanization the club undertook in mid-1990s and a series of public campaigns to undermine the hegemony of Barça in the city and the region. Espanyol is the active side in the contest to overcome FC Barcelona’s monopoly on representing Catalonia, while Barcelona itself focuses on retaining its previous status. The study demonstrates that both clubs are in fact polysemous, which means that Espanyol has supporters who feel first and foremost Catalans and espouse Catalan independence, while avowed opponents of the same idea can be found among the supporters of the Blaugrana, although the club is primarily Spanish and not only Catalan.
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kubiaczyk, Filip
dc.date.accessioned
2023-06-19T11:13:04Z
dc.date.available
2023-06-19T11:13:04Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2021
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 150-157
dc.description.physicalpl
131-157
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
20
dc.identifier.doipl
10.12797/SI.20.2021.20.06
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2391-7636
dc.identifier.issnpl
2082-8594
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/312405
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
pol
dc.rights*
Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
dc.rights.licence
CC-BY-NC-ND
dc.rights.uri*
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.pl
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
Catalonia
dc.subject.enpl
Catalanness
dc.subject.enpl
Catalanism
dc.subject.enpl
FC Barcelona
dc.subject.enpl
RCD Espanyol Barcelona
dc.subject.enpl
history
dc.subject.enpl
nationalism
dc.subject.enpl
identity
dc.subject.otherpl
més que un club
dc.subject.otherpl
Meravellosa Minoria
dc.subject.otherpl
Los Culés
dc.subject.otherpl
Los Pericos
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Better and lesser Catalans? : the dispute over Catalanness: relations between the teams and supporters of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Barcelona
dc.title.journalpl
Studia Iberystyczne
dc.title.volumepl
Głosy polskiej katalonistyki = Estudis catalans a Polònia = Catalan studies in Poland
dc.typepl
JournalArticle
dspace.entity.type
Publication
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