Unha espía no Reino de Galicia de Manuel Rivas: O humor e a construción da identidade nacional galega

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This study analyzes how Manuel Rivas takes advantage of the ambiguity of the concept of stereotype to create a Galician cultural identity. In Unha espía no Reino de Galicia (2004), Rivas suggests that the parodic image of Galicians and the set of stereotypical traits that are assigned to them are not an alien element to Galician culture, but an integral feature of the dialectic of their national identity. Thus, the Galician differential fact, besides the language, territorial unity, the Celtism, or emigration, would also contain the Galician ability to parody their own national discourse.

Original languageGalician
Pages (from-to)209-226
Number of pages18
JournalRevista de Filologia Romanica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • Emigration
  • Galician language
  • Humour
  • Identity
  • Parody
  • Stereotype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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