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The New Spaniards: Second Edition
     

The New Spaniards: Second Edition

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by John Hooper
 

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A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. The restoration of democracy in 1977 heralded a period of intense change that continues today. Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary

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A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. The restoration of democracy in 1977 heralded a period of intense change that continues today. Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates. John Hooper's fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the twenty-first century.

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Unputdownable . . . A must for anyone . . . who wants to know what Spain is really like. (New Statesman, London)

Hooper . . . not only knows where Spain has been in recent decades and centuries, but he also has an impressively authoritative view of where exactly it is today and where it is headed. (The Washington Post)

Washington Post
Hooper ... not only knows where Spain has been in recent decades and centuries, but he also has an impressively authoritative view of where exactly it is today and where it is headed.
New Statesman (London)
Unputdownable ... A must for anyone ... who wants to know what Spain is really like.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141016092
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/08/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
265,067
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Unputdownable . . . A must for anyone . . . who wants to know what Spain is really like. (New Statesman, London)

Hooper . . . not only knows where Spain has been in recent decades and centuries, but he also has an impressively authoritative view of where exactly it is today and where it is headed. (The Washington Post)

Meet the Author

John Hooper's experience as a foreign correspondent spans more than 25 years. He has lived in every major capital in western Europe - Paris, Madrid, Rome and Berlin - and speaks fluently all five major languages of western Europe. John Hooper is currently Rome correspondent for The Economist and the Guardian.

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The New Spaniards 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well researced, well written. Definitely not a tourist guide, but gives a great insight into the new Spain and its people. The writer, a non native of Spain, has lived in Spain long enough to be able to communicate effectively with its peoples and to write of the difficulties experienced by them since the Spanish revolution and the rule of Franco. Highly recommended to anyone with more than just a tourist interest of this great country.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a direct, accessible and critical way, the author takes his reader to the heart of Spain: Her people. He artfully pierces through the image that most readers may have of that wonderful and complicated country and offers a very clear and honest introduction. The book does not delve into any specific aspect of Spanish culture and civilization. Instead, through a series of chapters, focusing on the 20th Century, it looks at history, politics, economiscs, sociology, the arts, trends and the stern and complicated Spanish character; each chapter standing on its own. A must read for the starter and a must have in any Hispanophile's library. Be careful in lending it as you may never get it back.