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Catalan Social Sciences Review
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ISSN (Online) 2014-6035
Published by Institut d'Estudis Catalans Homepage  [19 journals]
  • Catalonia, the pioneer of advertising as an academic science in Spain
           (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.54)

    • Authors: Lluís Costa, Adrià Vidal
      Abstract:  The fundamental goal of our research was to demonstrate that it was in Catalonia that advertising was first given the status of academic science in Spain in the opening decades of the 20th century, based on the knowledge and advances of the most industrialized countries, especially the USA. Our findings confirm three main lines of the proposed hypotheses, namely: a) the secondary role played by Spain in worldwide advertising theory; b) the national interest in adapting advertising studies in Spanish curricula, above all according to the contributions of Catalan theorists; and c) the leading role of the written press as a platform for the dissemination of advertising.Key words: advertising, mass communication, education, press, psychology.
      Original source: Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi, 37: 55-76 (2020)
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2021)
  • Education Represented in Spanish Propaganda Documentaries (1914-1939)
           (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.55)

    • Authors: Pilar Prat, Anna Gómez, Josep Casanovas, Isabel Carrillo, Núria Padrós, Eulàlia Collelldemont
      Abstract: This article describes the main conclusions from research into educational documentaries and newsreels from the first thirty or so years of the twentieth century in Spain. It firstly sets out the general and synthetic methodology used to carry out the study, and then outlines the overall picture we have assembled of how education is represented in the films examined from a formal, contextual standpoint and through content analysis. This overview provides a complex picture of education and childcare during that period. Despite the caution that must be taken when working with visual resources, we are able to assert that analysing the material has enabled us to pinpoint nuanced details and open up new perspectives on the history of education.Key words: educational films, propaganda, history of education, content analysis.Original source: Educació i Història: Revista d’Història de l’Educació, 31: 35-57 (2018).  
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2021)
  • Mental journeys to Europe from school: Europe through projector slides
           (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.59)

    • Authors: Eulàlia Collelldemont, Isabel Vilafranca
      Abstract: Throughout this text the image of Europe transmitted to the pupils of the Serrat Bonastre Secondary School through projector slides is presented. With the background of intuitive pedagogy, projector slides were used to present different images on the basis of which to form a concept of what Europe was, its territory, and its culture. Thereby inviting pupils, through the projections, to come to know distant and not so distant realities, in order to draw them into European culture, through art, nature, urban landscapes, and the main monuments that adorn the cities. This enabled the learners to make mental journeys that led them to know other realities, albeit culturally, geographically, and socially close ones. The following lines are devoted to an analysis of the construction of this European imagery.Key words: European education, intuitive pedagogy, history of education, active learning, visual learning.Original source: Educació i Història: Revista d’Història de l’Educació, 33(1): 35-74 (2019).
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2021)
  • What are just language policies' The current paradigms of linguistic
           justice (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.56)

    • Authors: Sergi Morales-Gálvez, Elvira Riera-Gil
      Abstract: Within the framework of political theory and political philosophy, theories of linguistic justice aim at establishing universal principles in order to determine what just language policies are, and, at the same time, supply tools for the analysis and assessment of existing language policies according to the principles considered. These theories identify values and interests derived from languages and propose ways to fairly distribute interests. This article presents, firstly, the current paradigms of linguistic justice: their philosophical framework, the main contemporary theories (linguistic instrumentalism, territorialism and pluralism) and the patterns for organising linguistic diversity suggested by these theories. Secondly, it offers a critical analysis focused on three points identified as theoretical deficits, namely a lack of attention to the relational dimension of language, a dichotomist view of communication and identity as values associated with languages, and the underestimation of the relevance of empirical contexts in both the conception and application of theoretical frameworks. Finally, it proposes a contextual approach to the case of Catalonia, paying attention to the relationship between language policy and self-government.Key words: political theory, language policy, linguistic justice, linguistic instrumentalism, linguistic territorialism, linguistic pluralism, self-government, Catalonia.Original source: Revista d'Estudis Autonòmics i Federals, 30: 25-56 (2017).
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2021)
  • The Tordera delta: Tensions, challenges and expectations of a complex
           rural landscape on the metropolitan periphery of Barcelona (DOI:

    • Authors: Josep M. Panareda
      Abstract: The Tordera River delta is small (it occupies just 8 km2), is located on the far northern end of the Barcelona metropolitan region and was predominated by market gardens in the first half of the twentieth century. Later on industries moved in, the urbanised space was expanded and intense tourist activity cropped up around the beaches. This article presents the key ideas on the current status of the urban uses of a mosaic landscape with ongoing conflicts over water use, spatial occupation and the effects of river surges and the constant erosion of the beaches caused by storms at sea. The main challenges include acceptance of the natural dynamic the way it is and knowing how to place limits on urban consumption, spatial occupation and the economic and social activities conducted there.Key words: periurban landscape, changes in land use, coastal erosion, market garden, beach tourism.Original source: Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica, 66/2: 371-392 (2020)
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2021)
  • Logistics, territory and economic activity in Euram (DOI:

    • Authors: Josep V. Boira
      Abstract: In the past few decades, we have witnessed the emergence of territorial and economic processes with a new dynamic: globalisation, and a new scale: global, resulting in the reorganisation of the usual territorial hierarchy in our geo-economic analyses. This is why we suggest macroregional cooperation and collaboration policies for the Mediterranean Arc Euroregion (Euram), following the examples of three regions in Italy (within the same state) and the Rhine-Alpine Corridor (among different states), specifically in the areas of projecting the Mediterranean port front, the freight railway system and the overall logistics supply. These macroregional visions do not necessary invalidate particular visions but instead complement them and prevent duplication, inefficiencies and wastage in the system of allocating fixed capital by the state and the autonomous communities. We need an overall view of the logistical potentialities of Euram and an in-depth reflection on the paradigm by which we examine our territories' relations in a globalised yet regionalised space.Key words: logistics, globalisation, infrastructures, regionalisation, macro-region.Original source: Concret. Economia i pensament, 1(1): 57-66 (2019).
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2021)
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