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Title: The making of saudade. National identity and ethnic psychology in Portugal
Author: Leal, João
Keywords: Portugal
National identity
Invention of tradition
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Het Spinhuis Publishers, Amsterdam
Abstract: Saudade can be considered a successful 'invented tradition' in reference to some specific social and cultural milieus where a particular version of Portugueseness has developed. From this point of view, saudade should be regarded as an example of a more widespread tendency present in other processes of construction and circulation of national symbols and stereotypes: although directed towards the whole national population, they are in fact selectively appropriated by specific cultural and social groups who reproduce them as particular symbols of their own sense of a more general feeling: that of 'being national'.
Description: Roots and rituals.The construction of ethnic identities, Ton Dekker, John Helsloot Carla Wijers editors, p. 267-268; Selected papers of the 6TH SIEF conference on 'Roots & rituals', Amsterdam 20-25 April 1998.
ISBN: 90 5589 185 1
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