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Korrika: Basque Ritual For Ethnic Identity Teresa Del Valle

Korrika: Basque Ritual For Ethnic Identity

Teresa Del Valle

Published November 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780874172157
Hardcover
264 pages
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Korrika is a colossal footrace run in one-kilometer relays. This academic work looks at the emergence of this race as a modern ritual for expressing Basque identity. The annual event consists of a run that draws thousands of people from all socialMoreKorrika is a colossal footrace run in one-kilometer relays. This academic work looks at the emergence of this race as a modern ritual for expressing Basque identity. The annual event consists of a run that draws thousands of people from all social spheres to participate by carrying a special baton called a testigo--engraved in the Basque language--in relays through all seven Basque territories.