A Mandaic dictionary by Drower E.S. and Macuch R.

By Drower E.S. and Macuch R.

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An Englishman came to Bilbao’ 17 its social context characterized by a rapidly changing urban environment, congested cities, contracted and specialized labour and individualism. Industrial society came about at the conjunction of capitalistic enterprise with machine production, which resulted in profound social changes. Different conceptions of time and space emerged, commercial provision expanded, labour discipline tightened, and a new middle-class mentality developed. 10 Soccer entered mainland Europe through ports.

37 Whether the ban on foreigners was a conscious decision, or their disappearance may be attributed to factors such as debts due to the 1913 construction of San Mamés or the departure of the British due to their nation’s drafting for World War I, the mere fact that Mateos wrote about ‘players “made” in the Basque lands’ and the founders’ intention to ‘count with our names’ suggests that as early as 1921, the Basque-only recruitment philosophy was already something like a forma de ser or ‘way of being’.

Aupa Athletic, and you know what I mean’ was a phrase fans recall even today: what it really meant was the subversive yell Gora Euskadi. Unsayable as it was, the Basque-ness of Athletic remained a fantasy narrative that served to suture the traumatic threat that the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship posed to Basque identity. Where identity was prohibited, Athletic became a site where defence mechanisms could discreetly develop not at the level of representation, but at the level of fantasy.

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