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Joan Francesc Mira i Casterà

Spanish anthropologist and writer

1939   -  

country of citizenship: Spain
languages spoken, written or signed: Catalan, Spanish, French
educated at: Pontifical Gregorian University, University of Valencia, Pontifical Lateran University
occupation: anthropologist, writer, sociologist, translator, university teacher, politician, cultural activist, linguistic rights activist
award received: Saint George's Cross, Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes, Gold Letter, Serra d'Or Critics Award, Joan Fuster Essay Award, Valencian of the year award, 31 december Award, Porrot d'Honor de les Lletres Valencianes, Vives University Network Medal of Honor, Jaume Fuster Award, Joan Crexells award, Premi de les Lletres Valencianes
position held: President of Acció Cultural del País Valencià

Joan Francesc Mira i Casterà (born December 3, 1939 in Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish writer, anthropologist and sociologist. He is an honorary member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana and President of Acció Cultural del País Valencià. In politics he is a supporter and has been a candidate of Valencian Nationalist Bloc in 2000 and 2003.Around the valencianist and historical theme, his works include Crítica de la Nació Pura (1985), which he discusses the concept of nation, Sobre la nació dels valencians (1997) and Els Borja, família i mite ("The Borgia: family and myth", 2000).
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