Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity

Paperback | January 1, 1992

EditorHelen Graham, Jo Labanyi

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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 bothsecondary 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'sinnovative 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.

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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 bothsecondary and higher education. The focus is now ...

Helen Graham is at Royal Holloway College, University of London. Jo Labanyi is at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198151993

ISBN - 13:9780198151999

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Culture and Modernity: The Case of SpainI: Elites in Crisis, 1898-1931National Identities2. The Loss of Empire, Regenerationism, and the Forging of a Myth of National Identity3. The Nationalisms of the Periphery: Culture and Politics in the Construction of National IdentityIdeological Tensions4. The Social Praxis and Cultural Politics of Spanish Catholicism5. Education and the Limits of LiberalismModernismo and Modernisme6. Literary Modernismo in Castilian: The Creation of a Dissident Cultural Elite7. Catalan Literary Modernisme and Noucentisme: From Dissidence to Order8. Catalan Modernista Architecture: Using the Past to Build the ModernThe Avant-Garde9. The Literary Avant-Garde: A Contradictory Modernity10. Internationalism and Eclecticism: Surrealism and the Avant-Garde in Painting and Film, 1920-193011. The Musical Avant-Garde: Modernity and TraditionPopular Culture12. Rural and Urban Popular Cultures13. The Cuple: Modernity and Mass CultureII: The Failure of Democratic Modernization, 1931-1939Sexual Politics14. Women and Social Change15. Beyond Tradition and `Modernity': The Cultural and Sexual Politics of Spanish AnarchismIntellectuals and Power16. Reform Idealized: The Intellectual and Ideological Origins of the Second Republic17. The Republican State and Mass Educational-Cultural Initiatives, 1931-1936Monolithicity versus Pluralism: Political Debates18. The Political Debate within Catholicism19. Catalan Nationalism: Cultural Plurality and Political AmbiguityThe Cultural Politics of the Civil War20. The Republican and Nationalist Wartime Cultural Apparatus21. Propaganda Art: Culture and the People or For the People?III: Authoritarian Modernization, 1940-1975i. Building the State and the Practice of Power, 1940-1959The Material Reality of State Power22. `Terror and Progress': Industrialization, Modernity, and the Making of Francoism23. Gender and the State: Women in the '40sCultural Control24. Education and Political Control25. The Moving Image of the Franco Regime: Noticiaros y Documentales 1943-197526. The Ideology and Practice of Sport27. Censorship or the Fear of Mass CultureCultural Nationalism28. Cifesa: Cinema and Authoritarian Aesthetics29. Constructing the Nation: Francoist Architecture30. Music and the Limits of Cultural NationalismResisting the State31. The Urban and Rural Guerrilla of the '40s32. Popular Culture in the `Years of Hunger'33. The Emergence of a Dissident Intelligentsiaii. Developmentalism, Mass Culture, and Consumerism, 1960-1975Adapting to Social Change34. Social and Economic Change in a Climate of Political Immobilism35. Educational Policy in a Changing Society36. Catholicism and Social ChangeOpposition Culture37. The Left and the Legacy of Francoism: Political Culture in Opposition and Transition38. The Politics of Popular Music: On the Dynamics of New SongArtistic Experiment and Diversification39. Literary Experiment and Cultural Cannibalization40. Painting and Sculpture: The Rejection of High Art41. Cimema, Memory, and the UnconsciousIV: Democracy and Europeanization: Continuity and Change, 1975-1992Democracy and Cultural Change42. Political Transition and Cultural Democracy: Coping with the Speed of Change43. Educational Policy in Democratic Spain44. Back to the Future: Cinema and DemocracyRegional Autonomy and Cultural Policy45. Some Perspectives on the Nation State and Autonomies in Spain46. The Politics of Language: Spain's Minority Languages47. Becoming Normal: Cultural Production and Cultural Policy in Catalonia48. Negotiating Galician Cultural Identity49. The Promotion of Cultural Production in BasqueThe State, Enterprise Culture, and the Arts50. The Mass Media: A Problematic Modernization51. Redefining the Public Interest: Television in Spain Today52. The Film Industry: Under Pressure from the State and Television53. Artistic Patronage and Enterprise Culture54. Designer Culture in the '80s: The Price of SuccessGender and Sexuality55. The Silent Revolution: The Social and Cultural Advances of Women in Democratic Spain56. Work, Women, and the Family: A Critical Perspective57. Gay and Lesbian CultureConclusion: Modernity and Cultural Pluralism58. Postmodernism and the Problem of Cultural Identity59. The Politics of 1992

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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