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Salvador Cardús

Salvador Cardús (Terrassa, 1954) has a PhD in Economics. An essayist and journalist, he is a tenured lecturer in Sociology in the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he was Dean from 2009 to 2011. His research areas are the sociology of religion and culture, analysis of the mass media and the study of national identities. He is a columnist for the newspapers Avui, La Vanguardia, Diari de Terrassa and Ara, and regularly works with Catalunya Ràdio. He has received the National Prize for Journalism (1994), the Serra i Moret Prize for Civic Merit (1995), and the Prize for Journalism of the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (2009). He was also awarded the Joan Coromines Prize (2007) for his unwavering personal commitment to Catalonia and the Catalan language. He has published numerous books, notable among which are El desconcert de l’educació (The Disconcertment of Education, La Campana, 2000; Paidós, 2007), Ben educats (Well Educated, La Campana, 2003; Paidós, 2007), Els terrassencs del segle xx. Immigració, identitat i canvi (Terrassa People of the Twentieth Century: Immigration, Identity and Change, La Campana, 2005) and El camí de la independència (The Road to Independence, La Campana, 2010). He is a member of the Institute for Catalan Studies and also of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia’s Advisory Council on the National Transition. He is presently head of La Fàbrica, a social intervention team working for the independence of Catalonia. Since 2014 he has been a member of the “Ara és l’hora” (Now Is the Time) group for time reform in Catalonia.

Update: 10 February 2014



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Lecture by Salvador Cardús


Lecture by Salvador Cardús