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Studies in Latin American and Spanish History
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The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere
From the Enlightenment to the Indignados
Edited by David Jiménez Torres and Leticia Villamediana González
344 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-235-9 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (June 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-236-6 eBook Not Yet Published
Since the explosion of the indignados movement beginning in 2011, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the “public sphere” in a Spanish context: how it relates to society and to political power, and how it has evolved over the centuries. The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere brings together contributions from leading scholars in Spanish and Latin American studies, across a wide range of disciplines, to investigate various aspects of these processes, offering a long-term, panoramic view that touches on one of the most urgent issues for contemporary European societies.
David Jiménez Torres is Associate Professor at Universidad Camilo José Cela in Spain. He has taught at the University of Manchester and University of Cambridge, where he obtained his doctorate. He is the author of Ramiro de Maeztu and England: Imaginaries, Realities and Repercussions of a Cultural Encounter (2016).
Leticia Villamediana González is Senior Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick. She has taught at Queen's University, Belfast, where she obtained her doctorate. Her monograph Anglomanía: La Imagen de Inglaterra en la Prensa Española del Siglo XVIII (2019) focuses on the study of anglomania and anglophobia in the Spanish press and their contribution to Spain’s programme of Enlightenment reform.
Subject: 18th/19th Century History 20th Century History Sociology
Area: Southern Europe
List of Figures
Introduction: A Spanish Public Sphere?
Leticia Villamediana González and David Jiménez Torres
PART I: THE 18TH CENTURY
Chapter 1. Spain and Habermas’s Public Sphere: A Revisionist View
Chapter 2. Benito Jerónimo Feijoo in the Initial Stages of the Spanish Public Sphere: Some Considerations
Noelia García Díaz
Chapter 3. ‘Of National Politeness’: Civility and National Character in Spanish Travel Accounts to Great Britain
Mónica Bolufer Peruga
PART II: THE 19TH CENTURY
Chapter 4. News, Censorship and Propaganda in the Gazeta de Mexico during the Summer of 1808
Chapter 5. The Role of the Military in the Development of a Spanish Liberal Public Sphere, 1820-1823
Chapter 6. The Shape of the Public Sphere in Spain (1860-1899): A Dream of Generalities
PART III: THE 20TH CENTURY
Chapter 7. New Women for the Public Space: Aurora Rodríguez Carballeira and the Eugenic Mother (1879-1956)
Chapter 8. Miguel de Unamuno’s Notion of Public Sphere
Stephen G. H. Roberts
Chapter 9. Spanish Modern Times: A Cinematographic National Sphere in the First Third of the 20th century
Marta García Carrión
Chapter 10. What was Public Opinion in the Francoist ‘New State’? Information, Publics and Rumour in the Spanish Postwar (1939-1945)
PART IV: THE 21ST CENTURY
Chapter 11. The Political Cartoonist as Intellectual: Cultural Hegemony and Consensus in Crisis
Chapter 12. The Old, the New and the Possible: Challenging Discourses and the Narrative Breach in post-neoliberal crisis Spain
Chapter 13. The 15M Movement: Reinvigorating the Public Sphere in Spain
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