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

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

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by Nil Santianez
     
 

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

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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 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

Choice Magazine, vol 51:06:2014 - C. Prieto
‘This is a good tool for writers and researchers interested in Spanish Civil War, fascist politics, and literature.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442663664
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Series:
Toronto Iberic
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
4 MB

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“An original and enormously erudite work, Topographies of Fascism contributes significantly to historical and literary understanding. I was struck by the Nil Santiáñez’s breadth of research, especially his capacity to uncover unknown or forgotten texts. His objectives are ambitious in the extreme, but backed up by equally extremely solid scholarship.”

Enric Ucelay-Da Cal
“An original and enormously erudite work, Topographies of Fascism contributes significantly to historical and literary understanding. I was struck by the Nil Santiáñez’s breadth of research, especially his capacity to uncover unknown or forgotten texts. His objectives are ambitious in the extreme, but backed up by equally extremely solid scholarship.”

Meet the Author

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

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