Toward A Multicultural Configuration Of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces by Ana CorbalánToward A Multicultural Configuration Of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces by Ana Corbalán

Toward A Multicultural Configuration Of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces

EditorAna CorbalánContribution byAlicia Castillo Villanueva

Hardcover | November 20, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$112.41 online 
$113.50 list price
Earn 562 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book serves as a country case study on literary and film depictions of national friction and adaptation in the face of monumental global change. The volume foments exploration of how Spanish cities, big and small, are experiencing transformation in architecture, popular customs and festivals, economics, family dynamics, and social and political agency through the arrival of new residents from around the globe.
Ana Corbalán is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama. Ellen Mayock is Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University.
Title:Toward A Multicultural Configuration Of Spain: Local Cities, Global SpacesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.22 × 6.32 × 0.88 inPublished:November 20, 2014Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611476690

ISBN - 13:9781611476699


Table of Contents

Introduction: Spain's Local Cities and Global Spaces Ana Corbalán and Ellen MayockSECTION I: Literary Representations of the Local and the GlobalChapter 1: Urban Peripheries: Toward a New Vision of a Multicultural Community in Rosa Montero's Instrucciones para salvar el mundo Victoria KetzChapter 2: "Una mezcla de amor profundo y asco": A/Version of Multiculturalism in Lucía Etxebarria's Cosmofobia Hayley RabanalChapter 3: The Sum of All: The Image of Madrid in Short Stories by Women Writers María del Carmen Alfonso GarcíaChapter 4: City and Community in O club da calceta by María Reimóndez Pilar Martínez-Quiroga Chapter 5: Street, City, and Region as Global Contact Zones: Glocalized Self-Identities and Stereotypes in the Graphic Novel El Nord Raquel Vega-Durán SECTION II: Migration, Space, and Tourism in Documentary FilmsChapter 6: Immigration and Rhizomatic Itineraries of Resistance in the Global City: Reflections on two films: Si nos dejan and Raval, Raval Megan Saltzman and Javier Entrambaguas Chapter 7: Madrid as a glocal enclave in El otro lado: un acercamiento a Lavapiés by Basel Ramsis Alicia Castillo Villanueva Chapter 8: Migrating Virgin: Ecuadorian Immigration and the Transformation of Religious and Civic Space in Madrid Maryanne L. Leone Chapter 9: Rural Repopulation and the Fabrication of a Global Village in Spain: The Case of Aguaviva Sohyun Lee Chapter 10: Another Look at Immigration: La guerra del golf (The Golf War) Lucía Sánchez Thomas Deveny SECTION III: Multicultural Encounters in Local Spaces: Cinematic DepictionsChapter 11: Spaces Occupied, Literal and Metaphorical, in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Film: 1997-2011 Donna Gillespie Chapter 12: The City I Live in: Almodóvar Reshapes Madrid as Spain Goes Glocal María R. Matz and Carole Salmon Chapter 13: Geography of Capital: Torremolinos, Modernity and the Art of Consumption in Spanish Film William Nichols Chapter 14: Immigration and Spanish Subjectivity in No habrá paz para los malvadosDiana Norton Chapter 15: When Multicultural Landscape Becomes Tragic Stage: Spanish Film and Immigration on the Verge of the Millennium Roberto Robles-Valencia CONTRIBUTORS

Editorial Reviews

Maryanne L. Leone's discussion of María Cristina Carrillo Espinosa's documentary La Churona: historia de una virgen migrante (2010) is an exemplary and engaging interdisciplinary piece on the represented realities of Ecuadorian Madrid. Pilar Martínez-Quiroga's analysis of María Reimóndez's O club da calceta is a lucid introduction in a Galician context of the literary and feminist possibilities or 'rurban' space. Megan Salesman and Javier Entrambaguas, on the independent films Si nos dejan (Ana Torres, 2003) and Raval, Raval (Antoni Verdaguer, 2006), combine purposeful arguments on chaos, containment, immigration and disruption with sharp filmic analysis.