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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 31, July-December 2020


Carmen González Gómez Universidad de Salamanca, España
Title The notion of homeland in Unidos Podemos discourse (2016-2017): the articulation of a constructive patriotism Summary In the Spanish political language, the lexical selection used to refer to the concept of nation shows striking ideological differences: rightwing formations usually use the term Spain whereas progressive or nationalist parties favor the phrase Spanish State. Similarly, the term homeland is generally associated with conservative imagery. Since its emergence on the political scene in 2014, Podemos has tried to give a new meaning to the concept of homeland, articulating a constructive patriotism opposed to the blind patriotism of the conservatives. In order to do this, Podemos has tried to link the notion of homeland to the defense of people´s rights and freedoms and to the Welfare State. This work aims to explain what the appropriation of the term has consisted of in the discourse of Podemos during its first two years of parliamentary career (2016-2017). Keywords Constructive patriotism; political discourse; Unidos Podemos; homeland; frame.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n31a15


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