This book explores the role of popular forms of social mobilization during Spain's process of transition to democracy. It focuses on the nature of citizenship that was forged during the period of conflict and mobilisation that characterised Spain from the late 1950s until the late 1980s. It offers a two-pronged exploration of social movements at the time. On the one hand, it provides a detailed analysis of four very different cases of social mobilisation: among Catholics, residents, farmers and teachers. It discerns processes of organisation, repertoires of action, collective meaning, and interactions with communities and local political actors. On the other hand, it reflects on how the fight over specific issues and the use of similar tactics generated shared interpretations of what it meant to be a citizen in a democracy.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Series:||Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Tamar Groves is Senior Lecturer at Extremadura University, Spain.
Nigel Townson is Senior Lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Inbal Ofer is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the Open University of Israel, Israel.
Antonio Herrera is Associate Professor in Contemporary History at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Catholicism and Citizenship under the Franco Dictatorship.- Chapter 3: The Right to the City and the Right to the State: Neighbourhood Associations and the Negotiation of Citizenship.- Chapter 4: Professional Citizenship in the Workplace: Teachers’ Civic Initiatives.- Chapter 5: Citizenship and democracy in the Spanish countryside.- Chapter 6: Citizen building during the Spanish Transition to Democracy: Between the Spanish Debate and the Social Movements Debate.