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This article deals with festivities linked to rites of passage, which serve to sanction changes in social status based on age and gender. Therefore, it looks at rituals related to the life cycle, such as baptism, first communion, marriage or death, symbolic actions intertwined with a thoroughly culture-defined biological cycle and occurring in unequivocally festive contexts.
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Sant Antoni

Immersed in modernity the festival has become a reflexive celebration of identity, a gateway to transcend everyday life. It is a special time to regain consciousness in front of

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Calendar Festivals

Els dos modes bàsics d’elaboració de calendaris, el de dies assenyalats i el de cicles estacionals o mensuals, els mostren com una sèrie de codificacions que revelen una concepció qualitativa del temps, i ambdós són formes institucionalitzades.
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Muixeranga: a Long Journey

© Antonio Ariño I seem to recall my first memories of the Muixeranga1 were set in the street Molí de la Vila, just where

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Introduction—«The festive gene»

Like any social institution, festivals are universal: a society without a festive ritual of its own is unknown. But what is a festival? Beyond any normative definition, we can state

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  To trace the evolutionary origins of festive celebrations as specific forms of ritualistic interactions, we will pinpoint the repertoire of festive activities (playing, singing, dancing, music making

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Francesc Miralles

Interview with Francesc Miralles, historian, art critic and expert in Joaquim Mir, painter of 'La cala encantada' ("The enchanted cove").
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A Concrete Landscape

© Vicenç M. RossellóCala d'Or (Mallorca). The wave of tourism-driven urban development that hit the Balearic Islands from the mid-twentieth century on has greatly

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From the Idealistic Sublimation of a Landscape to the Nightmare of its Destruction

A la literatura balear, la cala no ha centrat el protagonisme de la poesia, tot i la seua predominança en el paisatge de les Illes, però sí que hi té una presència selecta.
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Mallorca's caves

Caves are an essential part of thee Mediterranean coast and they have a close relationship with coves. The article explores Mallorca's caves and coves.

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Coves and the Underworld

Joan J. Fornós Miocene carbonate cliffs in the Balearic Islands are the fundamental meeting point of karst and coves. Coves are complex littoral geoforms, worked

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Photograph: Joan Torres. Arxiu Gran Enciclopedia de la Pintura i l'Escultura a les Balears The Belgian painter William Degouve de Nuncques painted part of the Mallorcan coastline. Above, how he saw

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In the strict sense, coves are defined by their calcareous component. In our country this requirement is met only by the coves in southern Menorca and Sa Marina in Mallorca.
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© Col·lecció Aena d'Art Contemporani The cover of Mètode's latest issue is a fragment of The enchanted cove by the landscape painter Joaquim Mir. This Catalan artist was charmed by the

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Red Eléctrica de España Power lines mark the landscape and thus rouse public objection. Electricity plays a leading role in the 21st century. The ability to generate electricity using renewable and CO2-free

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© Valentín Rodríguez. The future energy model in our country is based, among others, on wind power. However, there is a debate over landscape living together with this clean kind of

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IREC The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, IREC) was set up in 2008. The centre is an example of a strong commitment to research

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LM Windpower The huge turbine Haliade 150 generates 6 megawatts of power and measures 150 meters in diameter. These types of wind turbines are geared exclusively for marine use, where large

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Spanish Solar Thermal Electric Industry Association Solar thermal power stations capture heat, not light, using parabolic mirrors to heat a fluid in a tube or by flat mirrors that heat a

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© Fernando Morant Vicent Martínez Sancho fou el primer físic que escrigué una obra sobre física en català. Vicent Martínez Sancho (Simat de la Valldigna, 1943) has been teaching Physics at

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Energy and Building

Improved efficiency in the building sector is essential to reduce energy consumption. In the EU, construction represents 40% of final energy consumption.1 In Spain2, each household consumes an average of

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The study reported here sets out to explore the different ideological stances taken by several Spanish newspapers and the opinions proffered, to see whether there was scientific debate about nuclear energy in the popular Spanish press.
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© BP Offshore platforms demonstrate the level of sophistication achieved by this kind of mining, as well as the difficulties faced due to the progressive depletion of deposits within easy reach.

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Price Formation in Energy Markets

Energy price fluxes have an impact on inflation and on economic activity as a whole, which affects the country’s competitive position. The extent of this impact

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