Constructing Identity in Twentieth-Century Spain: Theoretical Debates and Cultural Practice

Paperback | April 1, 2002

EditorJo Labanyi

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This volume is designed to further the study of Spanish culture in the broad sense of the network of symbolic systems through which social groups construct and negotiate a sense of identity or identities. The emphasis is on culture as a set of practices rather than as a corpus of texts. Theaim is to introduce readers to current theoretical debates in a range of disciplines, as well as to inform them about specific areas of twentieth-century Spanish culture. The four sections on 'Ethnicity and Migration', 'Gender', 'Popular Culture', and 'The Local and the Global' cover ethnography,music, TV, advertising, popular literature, medical discourse, film, posters, museums, and urban development.

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This volume is designed to further the study of Spanish culture in the broad sense of the network of symbolic systems through which social groups construct and negotiate a sense of identity or identities. The emphasis is on culture as a set of practices rather than as a corpus of texts. Theaim is to introduce readers to current theoret...

Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish and Cultural Studies at the University of Southampton and Director of the Institute of Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Her books include (ed. with Lou Charnon-Deutsch) Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain (1995), (ed. with Helen Graham) Spanish Cultural Stud...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.77 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction1. Jo Labanyi: Engaging with Ghosts; or, Theorizing Culture in Modern SpainI. Ethnicity and Migration2. Lou Charnon-Deutsch: Travels of the Imaginary Spanish Gypsy3. Parvati Nair: Elusive Song: Flamenco as Field and Passage for the Gitanos in Cordoba Prison4. Isabel Santaolalla: Parvati Nair 4. Ethnic and Racial Configurations in Contemporary Spanish Culture5. Cristina Mateo: Identities as a Distance: Markers of National Identity in the Video-Diaries of Second-Generation Spanish Migrants in LondonII. Gender6. Anja Louis: Melodramatic Feminism: The Popular Fiction of Carmen de Burgos7. Timothy Mitchell: Authoritarian Medicalization and Gynaephobia under Franco8. Peter William Evans: Victoria Abril: The Sex Which Is Not One9. Josep-Anton Fernandez: Sex, Lies and Traditions: La Cubana's Teresina, S. A.10. Chris Perriam: Not Writing Straight, but Not Writing Queer: Popular Castilian 'Gay' FictionPart III Popular Culture11. Deborah Parsons: Fiesta Culture in Madrid Posters, 1934-195512. Jo Labanyi: Musical Battles: Populism and Hegemony in the Early Francoist Folkloric Film Musical13. Mark Allinson: Alaska: Star of Stage and Screen and Optimistic Punk14. Xelis de Toro: Bagpipes and Digital Music: The Re-Mixing of Galician IdentityIV. The Local and the Global15. Joseba Gabilondo: Uncanny Identity: Violence, Gaze, and Desire in Contemporary Basque Cinema16. Xon de Ros: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: High Art as Popular Culture17. Antonio Sanchez: Barcelona's Magic Mirror: Narcissism or the Rediscovery of Public Space and Collective Identity?18. Paul Julian Smith: Spanish Quality TV? The Periodistas NotebookIndex

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`the breadth of the fields and topics covered is to be applauded, for the book is in fact tightly structured ... The need for brevity in each article has forced a concise style upon the authors who have pared down and concentrated their material, which makes for a stimulating read. The book isenlivened by apt illustrations with useful explanatory captions, a good glossary and politico-cultural chronology. Altogether a must for the Reading List.'Monica Threlfall, Loughborough University, Journal of Area Studies 9: 1996