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Title: Doctora honoris causa. Discurs d'acceptació. Alain Touraine
Other Titles: Doctora honoris causa. Discurso de aceptación. Alain Touraine
Doctor honoris causa acceptance speech
Author: Touraine, Alaine
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Keywords: honoris causa
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2007
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: Circumstances, or, rather, the active friendship of Manuel Castells, have allowed me to receive the distinction that you have just awarded me at this particular point in time, when I have completed a long series of works – so long in fact, that it might well be said that I have just submitted to my publisher my last book, the last book of my life. And it makes me happy that it is in Barcelona, in this Catalonia that I have known for so long, since its struggle against Franco’s dictatorship, that this twin event occurs. I have never stopped coming to Barcelona, a city that, alongside Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, New York, Montreal and, also, Milan and Rome, forms part of that real estate of my life that an American painter once defi ned for me, as she did for others, with the idea that one’s personality is best seen in the sum of their journeys and, therefore, in where they carry on their activities. I also admire the vigour and intelligence with which this city, which previously turned its back to the sea, has fi nally turned to face it. Let me tell you that, here, I do not feel like a stranger, but instead a neighbour, a friend, an admirer.
Language: Catalan
Appears in Collections:Honoris causa

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