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A book about women workers in the tobacco industry Bernat Capó wins Alicante 2012

02 December 2012 - 19: 20

Teresa Lanceta won last Saturday with XIV Bernat Capó Prize the spread of popular culture thanks to his book From my mother I inherited. Women and tobacco industry in Alicante. in which he tells the story of the many women working in the tobacco industry alicantina through numerous direct witnesses.

Finally, 14 were the finalists for the prize awarded every year by the Edicions El Bullent publishing house. The jury, formed by Mari Carmen Cañada (Head of the Library-Documentation Center of the Valencià d'Etnologia Museum), José Antonio López Mira (Ministry of Culture. General Directorate of Heritage), Julio Blasco (Director of the Valencià de la Festa Museum d 'Algemesí), Antoni Prats (Secretary of l'Institut d'Estudis Comarcals de la Marina Alta) and Pablo Vidal (Institute of Anthropology of the UCV) valued the work of Lanceta "the originality of the subject, the interest it has at the popular level to address the problem of the role of women in social changes in the twentieth century. In addition to being a very complete and methodologically successful work, with a model use of sources oral without losing fluency and amenity ", As reads the minutes.

Lanceta received his award from Nuria Sendra, Edicions El Bullent, and Bernat Capó. The winner thanked the jury award and inspiring own study of the tobacco workers in Alicante.

The event was presented by MªJosep Poquet and enlivened by the Quinmetall brass quintet. Juan Bautista Roselló, Deputy for Culture of the Alicante Provincial Council, Antoni Joan Bertomeu, President of the MACMA, Joan Seguí, Director of the Valencian Museum of Ethnology, Nuria Sendra, of Edicions El Bullent, participated with his words. Pepa Font, Councilor for culture in Dénia and self Bernat Capó, who despite his 84 years and being a cataract operation recently, did not miss the event.

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