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Rhetorical Conflicts: Civilizational Discourse and the Contested Patrimonies of Spain's Festivals of Moors and Christians
The title of this essay identifies a series of verbal scuffles-or "rhetorical conflicts"-that developed in the fall of 2006 within Spain's larger culture wars. The political skirmishes coalesced around an announcement by the Popular Party (PP) to champion a class of regional festivals for U.N. designation as indispensible elements of "human patrimony." The war of words stemmed from the PP's politicization of cultural designations, but the celebrations in question-the fiestas of Moors anddoi:10.3390/rel5010126 fatcat:6nz76xe4zndn3pfs4mi32rxf3a