Border Interrogrations: Questioning Spanish Frontiers (Remapping Cultural History v. 8)

Border Interrogrations: Questioning Spanish Frontiers (Remapping Cultural History v. 8)

By: Benita Sampedro (editor), Simon R. Doubleday (editor)Hardback

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Under the current cartographies of globalism, where frontiers mutate, vacillate, and mark the contiguity of discourse, questioning the Spanish border seems a particularly urgent task. The volume engages a wide spectrum of ambivalent regions-subjects that currently are, or have been seen in the past, as spaces of negotiation and contestation. However, they converge in their perception of the SpanishA" nation-space as a historical and ideological construct that is perpetually going through transformations and reformations. This volume advocates the position that intellectual responsibility must lead us to engage openly in the issues underlying current social and political tensions.

About Author

Benita Samperdro Vizcaya is Associate Professor of Colonial Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra University. Her research interests focus on issues of Spanish colonialism in both Africa and Latin America, specifically on processes of decolonization and postcolonial legacies. She has published extensively on empire, exile, colonial discourse and resistance, and most recently on topics relating to Equatorial Guinea, the only African state where Spanish remains the official language. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Spanish Colonialism, African Decolonizations, and the Politics of Place. Simon Doubleday is Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University, and Executive Editor of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies. He is author of The Lara Family: Crown and Nobility in Medieval Spain (Harvard, 2001), and co-editor, with David Coleman, of In the Light of Medieval Spain. Islam, the West, and the Relevance of History (Palgrave, 2008). He is currently completing a post-empirical study of the thirteenth-century border-crossing Castilian courtesan Maria Perez, La Balteira.A"


Acknowledgements Introduction Benita Sampedro and Simon Doubleday Chapter 1. Europe's 'Last' Wall: Contiguity, Exchange and Heterotopia in Ceuta, the confluence of Spain and North Africa Parvati Nair Chapter 2. Migration, Gender, and Desire in Contemporary Spanish Cinema Rosi Song Chapter 3. State Narcissism: Racism, Neoimperialism, and Spanish Opposition to Multiculturalism (On Mikel Azurmendi) Joseba Gabilondo Chapter 4. Constructing Convivencia: Miquel Barcelo, Jose Luis Guerin, and Spanish-African Solidarity Susan Martin Marquez Chapter 5. Galicia Beyond Galicia: A man dos painos and the Ends of Territoriality Cristina Moreiras-Menor Chapter 6. Foreignness and Vengeance: On Rizal's El Filibusterismo Vicente Rafael Chapter 7. Through the Eyes of Strangers: Building Nation and Political Legitimacy in Eighteenth-Century Spain Alberto Medina Chapter 8. On Imperial Archives and the Insular Vanishing Point. The Canary Islands in Viera y Clavijo's Noticias Francisco-J. Hernandez Adrian Chapter 9. Manso de Contreras' Relacion of the Tehuantepec Rebellion (1660-1661): Violence, Counter-Insurgency Prose and the Frontiers of Colonial Justice David Rojinsky Chapter 11. (The) Patria Besieged: Border-Crossing Paradoxes of National Identity in Cervantes's Numancia Michael Armstrong Chapter 12. Border Crossing and Identity Consciousness in the Jews of Medieval Spain Mariano Gomez Aranda Chapter 13. Seven Theses Against Hispanism Eduardo Subirats Notes on contributors Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845454340
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9781845454340
  • ISBN10: 1845454340

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