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The Conference Papers Series gathers the intellectual output of the academic conferences hosted by the Center for Basque Studies.

The Center for Basque Studies Press is the world’s primary English-language source for publishing on topics related to the Basques, the Basque Country, and Basque culture, history, politics, diaspora issues, and classic texts.

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The Center for Basque Studies furthers Basque-related study by conducting, facilitating, and disseminating original Basque-related research in the humanities and social sciences, in cooperation with appropriate academic departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as at other American and foreign universities.

Further information about the Center and its activities is available at their website.

Recent Submissions

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    World Improvised Verse Singing 

    Ruth Finnegan; Rougier Thierry; Jone M. Hernández García; Josep Vicent Frechina; Albert Casals; Patricia Tápanes Suárez; Harkaitz Zubiri; Xabier Aierdi; Alfredo Retortillo; Eurig Salisbury; Miren Artetxe Sarasola (2017)
    This book looks at the art of bertsolari and its relationship to the Basque language and culture.
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    Jón Guđmundsson Lӕrđ's True Account and the Massacre of Basque Whalers in Iceland in 1615 

    Irujo, Xabier; Miglio, Viola; Aragón Ruano, Álvaro; Angulo Morales, Alberto; Douglass, William A.; Koivukari, Tapio; Ꝥorláksson, Helgi; Guttormsson, Hjörleifur; Hreinsson, Viđar; Ꝥorvarđardóttir, Ólína Kjerúlf; Pétursson, Einar G.; Arcocha-Scarcia, Aurélie; Olaziregi, Mari Jose (2017)
    This book reveals Jón Guđmundsson Lӕrđ's account of the massacre of the Basque whalers in Iceland in 1615.
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    LGBTQI+ in the Basque Country 

    Irujo, Xabier; Navarro, Bertomeu; Torrado, Ruiz; Azpiazu Carballo, Jokin; Gómez, María; Aranguren, Maialen; Díaz, Abel; Egaña Etxeberria, Ibon (2020)
    This book discusses the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex political and social topics in the Basque Country.
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    Female Improvisational Poets: Challenges and Achievements in the Twentieth Century 

    Jone M. Hernández García; Oihana Iguaran Barandiaran; Maialen Lujanbio; Miren Artetxe Sarasola; Larraitz Ariznabarreta; Joseba Zulaika; Carolyn Dufurrena; Amy Hale Auker (2019)
    This books looks at female bertsolaris in a scholarly analysis of the intersectionalities of female bertsolari. The ability to perform Basque improvisational poetry after being prohibited for years during the Franco era, ...
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    Nazi Juggernaut in the Basque Country and Catalonia 

    Irujo, Xabier; Solé, Queralt (Center for Basque Studies, 2019)
    Hitler and Mussolini's decision to help General Franco with war materiel and troops brought war to the Basque Country and Catalonia. Between 1936 and 1939, the German Condor Legion and the Italian Aviazione Legionaria ...
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    The international legacy of Lehendakari Jose A. Agirre’s government 

    Irujo, Xabier; Olaziregi, Mari Jose (Center for Basque Studies, 2017)
    This book, the result of an extensive international gathering of renowned scholars from many different disciplines and countries, explores the fascinating life of Jose Antonio Agirre (1904-1960), the first lehendakari or ...
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    The Basque fiscal system contrasted to Nevada and Catalonia : in the time of major crises 

    Agirreazkuenaga, Joseba; Irujo, Xabier (Center for Basque Studies, 2016)
    The Basque Fiscal System Contrasted to Nevada and Catalonia seeks to analyze the Basque fiscal system in the context of the 2008 financial crisis. It also aimed to develop a comparative vision with the state of Nevada and ...
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    Language Rights and Cultural Diversity 

    Irujo, Xabier; Miglio, Viola; Urrutia, Iñigo; de Varennes, Fernand; Gerrand, Peter; Foucher, Pierre; Braen, André; Seixas, Xosé M. N.; Viri, Denis; Reyhner, Jon; Nevins, Eleanor (2013)
    This book treats the lack of official status of many of the world's languages, along with other cultural, political, and legal factors, that contribute to a worldwide loss of linguistic diversity and cultural richness.
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    Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multilevel Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity 

    Butler, Kim D.; Canefe, Nergis; Cohen, Robin; Douglass, William A.; Laguerre, Michel S.; Safran, William; Sheffer, Gabriel; Tölölyan, Khachig; Totoricagüena, Gloria (2007)
    Treats the main characteristics and organizational structures of contemporary ethno-national diasporas.
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    Playing Fields: Power, Practice, and Passion in Sports 

    Vaczi, Mariann; Messner, Michael A.; Vertinksy, Patricia; Wells, Cassandra; Van Veen, Stephanie; González-Abrisketa, Olatz; MacClancy, Jeremy; Guilianotti, Richard; Parlebas, Pierre; During, Bertrand; Collard, Luc; Otegi, Joseba E.; Lavega, Pere; Armstrong, Gary; Vest, Emily; Wacquant, LoΪc J. D.; Davies, Richard O.; Liebaert, Clara U.; Brent, David T.; Hargreaves, Jennifer A. (2013)
    Reflections on games, sports, and motor practices and their interaction with global-local processes, inequality, gender relations, identity, representation, performance, and emotion.
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    War, Exile, Justice, and Everyday Life, 1936-1946 

    Ott, Sandra; Irujo, Xabier; Anderson, Peter; López De Maturana, Virginia; Olaziregi, Mari J.; Resina, Joan R.; Soo, Scott; Piketty, Guillaume; Bowles, Brett; De Pablo, Santiago; Mees, Ludger; Bergerson, Andrew S.; Stehle, Maria; Vinen, Richard; Fogg, Shannon L.; Fishman, Sarah (2011)
    This book focuses on the lives of ordinary people ensnared in world events of the 1930s and 1940s beyond their control such as the bombing of Gernika, Spanish Civil War exile, France’s sudden defeat and its occupation and more.
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    Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim 

    Guasch, Anna M.; Zulaika, Joseba; MacCannell, Dean; Fraser, Andrea; Lippard, Lucy R.; Azua, Jon; Viar, Javier; Haacke, Hans; Muntadas; Guilbaut, Serge; Moxey, Keith; Camara, Ery; Sekula, Allan; Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy; Welchman, John C.; Colomina, Beatriz (2005)
    This book focuses on the “Guggenheim effect” five years after the opening of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, and reflects on the iconic location's influence on art, architecture, museums, and urban renewal.
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    Writers In Between Languages: Minority Languages in the Global Scene 

    Arcocha, Aurelia; Olaziregi, Mari J.; Diaz de Heredia, Rikardo A.; Atxaga, Bernardo; Landa, Mariasun; Meabe, Miren A.; Zaldua, Iban; Arruti, Nerea; Delgado, Elena; Cifuentes, Luis F.; Martín, Annabel; Pla, Xavier; Resina, Joan R.; Santana, Mario; Sosa-Velasco, Alfredo J.; Ugarte, Michael; Vilarós-Soler, Teresa M. (2009)
    Th book debates the consequences implied by linguistic extra-territorialization for many authors in a minority language, the realignment implied by the hegemony of English for all other literatures, and the options open ...
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    Empire & Terror: Nationalism/Postnationalism in the New Millennium 

    Connor, Walker; Kearney, Richard; Dworkin, Dennis; Massad, Joseph; Rubert de Ventós, Xavier; Berverly, John; Lluch, Ernest; Laclau, Ernesto; Zulaika, Joseba; Douglass, William A.; Güell, Pedro I.; Aretxaga, Begoña; Pérez-Agote, Alfonso; Zizek, Slavoj; Gray, Chris H.; Gabilondo, Joseba (2004)
    Chapters treat nationalism, globalization, and terrorism debates, including debates on stateless nations, particularism/universalism, and radical democracy.
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    Beyond Guernica and the Guggenheim: Art and Politics from a Comparative Perspective 

    Heinich, Nathalie; Poblador, J. A.; Arana, Juan; Valgañon, Adelina M.; Badiola, Txomin; Manterola, Ismael; Bray, Zoe; Van Hoesen, Brett M.; Dossin, Catherine; Arriola, Aimar; Vieites, Azucena; Selz, Peter; Golvano, Fernando; Holo, Selma; Arakistain, Xabier; Platt, Susan N. (2015)
    This book looks at how art and politics relate with each other from a variety of theoretical and practical viewpoints, including how artists may be intentionally engaged with politics, curation as yet another aspect of the ...
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    Knowledge Communities 

    Echeverría, Javier; Alonso, Andoni; Oiarzabal, Pedro J.; Echeverría, Javier; Gallastegui, Mari C.; Galarraga, Ibon; Unceta, Alfonso; Masa, Marcelino; Abad, Ander G.; Luna, Álvaro; Mitcham, Carl; Rodríguez, Natxo; Kelty, Christopher; Lafuente, Antonio; Alonso, Andoni; Selz, Peter; Guasch, Anna M.; Zulaika, Joseba; Haythornthwaite, Caroline (2011)
    This book studies “communities of knowledge,” a concept that goes beyond the notion of communities of practice to analyze the structure of the emergent knowledge societies.
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    Voicing the Moment: Improvised Oral Poetry and Basque Tradition 

    Zulaika, Joseba; Armistead, Samuel G.; Zavala, Antonio; Trapero, Maximiano; Foley, John M.; Zemke, John; Fernandez, James W.; Christian Jr., William A.; Monroe, James T.; Ráfols, Wilfredo D.; Aulestia, Gorka; Fernandez De Larrinoa, Kepa; Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe; White, Linda; Garzia, Joxerra; Sarasua, Jon; Egaña, Andoni; Katz, Israel J. (2005)
    Chapters treat various improvised poetry including especially Basque bertsolaritza, including poetic art and techniques.