In contrast to the tendency by nearly everyone – scholars, journalists, and politicians – to associate Madrid with a kind of vague national identity or a monolithic Spanishness, this article makes the case for a more complex reality in the capital between 1979 and 1990. Specifically, it presents evidence from sociological surveys in order to show the development of a new regional identity in Madrid. This is not to say regionalism simply replaced national identity, or any other pre-existing form of affiliation in the capital. Instead, regionalism became one axis of a multiple set of overlapping identities after the transition to democracy.
Stapell, Hamilton M.
""Do You Feel More Madrileño or Español?": Making the Case for Regionalism in the Capital, 1979-1990,"
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Vol. 35
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.asphs.net/bsphs/vol35/iss1/1