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Where is Wales? Narrating the territories and borders of the Welsh linguistic nation

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Jones, Rhys; Fowler, Carwyn

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Abstract The paper shows how different organizations in the post-devolution period have erected internal borders within Wales, which reflect Welsh linguistic geographies and differing constructions of the 'true' extent of the Wales linguistic nation. Key to this debate has been the formation of the pressure group Cymuned. Cymuned's formation has led to numerous political and territorial tensions with the discourses promoted by established linguistic and political movements within Wales. Theoretically, the paper illustrates the importance of viewing borders and territories as spatial entities that are narrated in character. Empirically, it sheds light on the complexity of borders in post-devolution Wales.
Classification Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 89-101
Journal Regional Studies, 41 (2007) 1
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)