Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context: Movable Identities sheds light on a dialogical dynamic of constant movement in which Galicia's identity is constructed and represented. The cultural studies approach of this book goes beyond literary texts to examine other forms of cultural production including myths, music, parks, the Internet, and films, all of which are understood as powerful discursive tools that promote a dual representation of Galicia's identity.
Eugenia R. Romero is assistant professor of Spanish literatures and cultures at The Ohio State University. Galicia and her native U.S.-Mexico border bear some common characteristics intrinsic to issues on identity, language, and culture. Her Spanish/Galician literary and cultural studies interest informs her research and she has authored articles on topics such as amusement parks and cemeteries, popular music, and emigration; her works have been published by the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Hispanic Bulletin, and Hispanic Review.
Introduction: Where in the World is Galicia? Localizing Galicia on the World's Map Chapter 1: Mapping Galicia: Revised Perspectives of Galician Identity Chapter 2: Localizing Galicia through History: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3: Ghosts and Shipwrecks: Absence and the Fantastic for a Deterritorialized Galician Identity Chapter 4: Dialectics of Cultural Representation: Global Spaces for a (G)localized Galicia Afterword: A Peripheral Condition? or In the Center of the World?: New Spaces for Galician Studies Bibliography