National identity on the Portuguese-Spanish frontier

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This article gives an ethnographic account of national identity in the day-to-day lives of villagers who face one another across the Portuguese-Spanish frontier along the Guadiana River on the Iberian Peninsula. The article shows that despite European integration, the symbolic boundaries of culture and identity in these nation states persist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalAnthropology Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • National identity
  • National culture
  • Discourse analysis
  • Portuguese-Spanish border
  • Perceptions

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