Edición impresa

ISBN: 9788419312822
Reference: 09140-0
Fecha: Octubre, 2022
Encuardenación: Rústica
Tamaño: 15 x 21 cm
Páginas: 122

Edición digital EPUB

ISBN: 9788419312839
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36006/09140-4
Referencia: 09140-4
Fecha: Octubre, 2022
Tamaño: 406 KB

Honor, Loyalty, and Merit

The Culture of the Contemporary Spanish Nobility

Tema: Sociedad
Colección: Horizontes
Género: No ficción




The Spanish nobility continues to be influential in the early 21st century in politics, academia, and the economy. The polarized socio-cultural environment in Spain in the early decades of the millennium is paralleled by an increasingly divisive political discourse and deadlock in terms of governance. Understanding the subcultures of the most influential socio-political groups is important to be able to interpret the political developments. A vast array of studies have been conducted about the rise of the extreme left but there is a dearth of studies dealing with the impact of the traditional nobility in contemporary Spain. The present study presents an emic model of elite culture through the application of a grounded theory approach to texts released by five of the main noble associations in Spain during the last ten years. An inductive approach focuses on the identification of important themes and concepts as expressed and understood by the participants. Traditional noble associations are the focus of the study, in particular, the associations under Royal patronage. The resulting emic model aims to map the mores, norms, and values of a highly visible social group about which there are very few sociological and anthropological studies.


Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1. Background and Significance of the Problem
1.2. Purpose of the Study
1.3. Definitions
Chapter 2. Literature Review
Chapter 3. Methodology
3.1. Grounded theory
3.1.1. Participants
3.1.2. Design
3.1.3. Data Collection Tools
3.1.4. Procedures
3.1.5. Data Analysis
3.2. Implications
3.2.1. Ethical Considerations
3.2.2. Trustworthiness
3.2.3. Potential Research Bias
3.2.4. Limitations
3.2.5. Directions for Future Research
Chapter 4. Data Analysis and Interpretation
4.1. The Maestranza of Castille
4.2. Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid
4.3. Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla
4.4. Real, Ilustre y Primitivo Capitulo Noble de Caballeros de la Orden la Merced
4.5. Real Estamento Militar del Principado de Gerona
Chapter 5. Conclusions and Discussion
5.1. Central Themes in the Culture of the Contemporary Spanish Nobility
5.2. Nostalgia and the Struggle for Relevance in a Future Oriented Society
5.3. Conclusions and further research

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