Topographies of Fascism: Habitus, Space, and Writing in Twentieth-Century Spain [NOOK Book]

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Topographies of Fascism offers the first comprehensive exploration of how Spanish fascist writing – essays, speeches, articles, propaganda materials, poems, novels, and memoirs – represented and created space from the early 1920s until the late 1950s. Nil Santiáñez contends that fascism expressed its views on the state, the nation, and the society in spatial terms (for example, the state as a “building,” the nation as an “organic unity,” and society as the “people’s community”), just as its adherents celebrated ...

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Topographies of Fascism: Habitus, Space, and Writing in Twentieth-Century Spain

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Overview

Topographies of Fascism offers the first comprehensive exploration of how Spanish fascist writing – essays, speeches, articles, propaganda materials, poems, novels, and memoirs – represented and created space from the early 1920s until the late 1950s. Nil Santiáñez contends that fascism expressed its views on the state, the nation, and the society in spatial terms (for example, the state as a “building,” the nation as an “organic unity,” and society as the “people’s community”), just as its adherents celebrated fascism in its architecture, public spectacles, and military rituals.

While Topographies of Fascism centres on Spain, a nation that produced a large number of fascist texts focused on space, it also draws on works written by key German, Italian, and French fascist politicians and intellectuals. Ultimately, it provides an innovative model for analyzing the comparable yet often overlooked strategies of symbolic representation and production of space in fascist political and cultural discourse.

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Editorial Reviews

C. Prieto

‘This is a good tool for writers and researchers interested in Spanish Civil War, fascist politics, and literature.’

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442663664
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Nil Santiáñez is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Saint Louis University.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. A POLITICS OF SPACE

Concepts of Space; Mapping; Planning; Ordering

2. MOROCCO: THE FORGING OF A HABITUS

Colonial Space and Fascism; Technologies of Tropological Striation; Spatial History and Tropological Striation; The Legion: A Pedagogy of a Habitus; Places of Radical Evil; Warmongering and the Colonization of Spain

3. SPATIAL MYTHS

Fascist Journeys; Habitus and Myth; Castile, or the Ur-topia; The Telluric Being; Rome, Epicenter of a Totalitarian Production of Space; Rome, Capital of Spanish Fascism; The Grammar of Empire

4. THE CITY

Hegemony and the City; Spatial Antagonisms and the Rhetoric of Walking; The City at War; Spatial Form and the Rhetoric of Mapping; Into the Battlefield; Longing for the City; Representing Fascist Urban Space; The Performance of Victory

5. RUSSIA: SPECTERS AND PARATOPOS

Returning a Courtesy Call; Territorial Alterity and Absolute War; The Paratopos; The House of the Specter; The Visit; The Being-for-War; Unforgiving; Ghostly Cities; Revenants

Works Cited

Notes

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