Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies by Barry Jordan, Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas

By Barry Jordan, Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas

Concentrating on the advancements during the last 20 years in Spain, this stimulating ebook comprises twenty-eight unique essays, via well-known experts, that supply a brand new interdisciplinary method of modern Spanish tradition and society. Combining overviews and case reports, the essays diversity largely over a various sequence of subject parts, together with race, nationalism and identification, the media, gender and intercourse, faith, game, and buying. via delivering scholars, students, and basic readers front to the main debates and matters keen on modern Spanish tradition, this quantity represents a very important landmark within the ongoing definition of the hot box of Spanish Cultural reports.

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For a population which had been ruled by dictatorship for nearly 40 years, the transition revealed considerable political maturity. However, part of this maturity was an unspoken agreement to leave certain fundamental issues unresolved. Was Spain to be considered a nation or merely a state formed by a group of nations, for example (Mercadé, 1986)? Behind this problem lay centuries of complex history. Constructing the Spanish state Spain is, of course, a very old state. Its centralized national administration was one of the first in Europe.

O'DONNELL, H. 1996: Constructing the citizen-king: monarchy, media and myth in contemporary Spain, International Journal of Iberian Studies 9 (3), 143-54. O'DONNELL, H. and BLAIN, N. 1994: Royalty, modernity and postmodernity: monarchy in the British and Spanish presses. ACIS Journal 7 (1), 42-53. SANGRADOR, J. L. 1981: Estereotipos de las nacionalidades y regiones de España. Madrid: CIS. 3 Collective memory, the nation state and post-Franco society MICHAEL RICHARDS Introduction The challenge facing Spaniards in the period after the death of General Franco was nothing less than the reinvention of Spain as a state and as a nation.

L. ) 1990: Economía española de la transition y la democracia, 1973-1986. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. GIES, D. T. ) 1999: The Cambridge companion to modern Spanish culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. GRAHAM, H. and LABANYI, J. 1995: Spanish cultural studies: an introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. HARRISON, J. 1993: The Spanish economy. From the Civil War to the European Community. London: Macmillan. JACKSON, G. 1976: The Franco era in historical perspective.

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