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

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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 aim 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198159940
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Studies (1995), and Gender and Modernization in the Spanish Realist Novel (2000), all published by Oxford University Press.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1. Engaging with Ghosts; or, Theorizing Culture in Modern Spain, Jo Labanyi
I. Ethnicity and Migration
2. Travels of the Imaginary Spanish Gypsy, Lou Charnon-Deutsch
3. Elusive Song: Flamenco as Field and Passage for the Gitanos in Córdoba Prison, Parvati Nair
4. Parvati Nair 4. Ethnic and Racial Configurations in Contemporary Spanish Culture, Isabel Santaolalla
5. Identities as a Distance: Markers of National Identity in the Video-Diaries of Second-Generation Spanish Migrants in London, Cristina Mateo
II. Gender
6. Melodramatic Feminism: The Popular Fiction of Carmen de Burgos, Anja Louis
7. Authoritarian Medicalization and Gynæphobia under Franco, Timothy Mitchell
8. Victoria Abril: The Sex Which Is Not One, Peter William Evans
9. Sex, Lies and Traditions: La Cubana's Teresina, S. A., Josep-Anton Fernàndez
10. Not Writing Straight, but Not Writing Queer: Popular Castilian 'Gay' Fiction, Chris Perriam
III. Popular Culture
11. Fiesta Culture in Madrid Posters, 1934-1955, Deborah Parsons
12. Musical Battles: Populism and Hegemony in the Early Francoist Folkloric Film Musical, Jo Labanyi
13. Alaska: Star of Stage and Screen and Optimistic Punk, Mark Allinson
14. Bagpipes and Digital Music: The Re-Mixing of Galician Identity, Xelís de Toro
IV. The Local and the Global
15. Uncanny Identity: Violence, Gaze, and Desire in Contemporary Basque Cinema, Joseba Gabilondo
16. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: High Art as Popular Culture, Xon de Ros
17. Barcelona's Magic Mirror: Narcissism or the Rediscovery of Public Space and Collective Identity?, Antonio Sánchez
18. Spanish Quality TV? The Periodistas Notebook, Paul Julian Smith

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