Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity

Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity

By: Helen Graham (editor), Jo Labanyi (editor)Paperback

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Spanish cultural studies are still in their infancy and to date, there has been little interdisciplinary work. Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction maps out the new terrain, taking into account the major changes which have been taking place in the context of Spanish Studies in both secondary and higher education. The focus is now upon a broader range of cultural forms, hence this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its wide-ranging study of twentieth-century Spanish culture and society, emphasizing recent and contemporary developments. This single volume gives the English-speaking reader unprecedented access to the latest research and key debates on twentieth-century Spanish culture. All the essays draw on international expertise across a range of specialisms, and include suggestions for further reading. While the book's innovative and challenging content will recommend it to Hispanists, its European perspective and the availability of quotations in translation make it a crucial volume for comparative work in cultural studies. Its format - editorial introductions, glossary, chronology and copious illustrations - also ensures accessibility to the reader who is new to the field. The volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern and contemporary Spanish society and its culture.


INTRODUCTION ; 1. Culture and Modernity: The Case of Spain ; I: ELITES IN CRISIS, 1898-1931 ; NATIONAL IDENTITIES ; 2. The Loss of Empire, Regenerationism, and the Forging of a Myth of National Identity ; 3. The Nationalisms of the Periphery: Culture and Politics in the Construction of National Identity ; IDEOLOGICAL TENSIONS ; 4. The Social Praxis and Cultural Politics of Spanish Catholicism ; 5. Education and the Limits of Liberalism ; MODERNISMO AND MODERNISME ; 6. Literary Modernismo in Castilian: The Creation of a Dissident Cultural Elite ; 7. Catalan Literary Modernisme and Noucentisme: From Dissidence to Order ; 8. Catalan Modernista Architecture: Using the Past to Build the Modern ; THE AVANT-GARDE ; 9. The Literary Avant-Garde: A Contradictory Modernity ; 10. Internationalism and Eclecticism: Surrealism and the Avant-Garde in Painting and Film, 1920-1930 ; 11. The Musical Avant-Garde: Modernity and Tradition ; POPULAR CULTURE ; 12. Rural and Urban Popular Cultures ; 13. The Cuple: Modernity and Mass Culture ; II: THE FAILURE OF DEMOCRATIC MODERNIZATION, 1931-1939 ; SEXUAL POLITICS ; 14. Women and Social Change ; 15. Beyond Tradition and 'Modernity': The Cultural and Sexual Politics of Spanish Anarchism ; INTELLECTUALS AND POWER ; 16. Reform Idealized: The Intellectual and Ideological Origins of the Second Republic ; 17. The Republican State and Mass Educational-Cultural Initiatives, 1931-1936 ; MONOLITHICITY VERSUS PLURALISM: POLITICAL DEBATES ; 18. The Political Debate within Catholicism ; 19. Catalan Nationalism: Cultural Plurality and Political Ambiguity ; THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF THE CIVIL WAR ; 20. The Republican and Nationalist Wartime Cultural Apparatus ; 21. Propaganda Art: Culture and the People or For the People? ; III: AUTHORITARIAN MODERNIZATION, 1940-1975 ; i Building the State and the Practice of Power, 1940-1959 ; THE MATERIAL REALITY OF STATE POWER ; 22. 'Terror and Progress': Industrialization, Modernity, and the Making of Francoism ; 23. Gender and the State: Women in the '40s ; CULTURAL CONTROL ; 24. Education and Political Control ; 25. The Moving Image of the Franco Regime: Noticiaros y Documentales 1943-1975 ; 26. The Ideology and Practice of Sport ; 27. Censorship or the Fear of Mass Culture ; CULTURAL NATIONALISM ; 28. Cifesa: Cinema and Authoritarian Aesthetics ; 29. Constructing the Nation: Francoist Architecture ; 30. Music and the Limits of Cultural Nationalism ; RESISTING THE STATE ; 31. The Urban and Rural Guerrilla of the '40s ; 32. Popular Culture in the 'Years of Hunger' ; 33. The Emergence of a Dissident Intelligentsia ; ii Developmentalism, Mass Culture, and Consumerism, 1960-1975 ; ADAPTING TO SOCIAL CHANGE ; 34. Social and Economic Change in a Climate of Political Immobilism ; 35. Educational Policy in a Changing Society ; 36. Catholicism and Social Change ; OPPOSITION CULTURE ; 37. The Left and the Legacy of Francoism: Political Culture in Opposition and Transition ; 38. The Politics of Popular Music: On the Dynamics of New Song ; ARTISTIC EXPERIMENT AND DIVERSIFICATION ; 39. Literary Experiment and Cultural Cannibalization ; 40. Painting and Sculpture: The Rejection of High Art ; 41. Cimema, Memory, and the Unconscious ; IV: DEMOCRACY AND EUROPEANIZATION: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, 1975-1992 ; DEMOCRACY AND CULTURAL CHANGE ; 42. Political Transition and Cultural Democracy: Coping with the Speed of Change ; 43. Educational Policy in Democratic Spain ; 44. Back to the Future: Cinema and Democracy ; REGIONAL AUTONOMY AND CULTURAL POLICY ; 45. Some Perspectives on the Nation State and Autonomies in Spain ; 46. The Politics of Language: Spain's Minority Languages ; 47. Becoming Normal: Cultural Production and Cultural Policy in Catalonia ; 48. Negotiating Galician Cultural Identity ; 49. The Promotion of Cultural Production in Basque ; THE STATE, ENTERPRISE CULTURE, AND THE ARTS ; 50. The Mass Media: A Problematic Modernization ; 51. Redefining the Public Interest: Television in Spain Today ; 52. The Film Industry: Under Pressure from the State and Television ; 53. Artistic Patronage and Enterprise Culture ; 54. Designer Culture in the '80s: The Price of Success ; GENDER AND SEXUALITY ; 55. The Silent Revolution: The Social and Cultural Advances of Women in Democratic Spain ; 56. Work, Women, and the Family: A Critical Perspective ; 57. Gay and Lesbian Culture ; CONCLUSION: MODERNITY AND CULTURAL PLURALISM ; 58. Postmodernism and the Problem of Cultural Identity ; 59. The Politics of 1992

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  • ISBN13: 9780198151999
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 478
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  • weight: 733
  • ISBN10: 0198151993

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