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Metaphors of Spain

Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century

Edited by Javier Moreno-Luzón and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

296 pages, 5 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-466-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (February 2017)

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Metaphors of Spain makes a rich trove of scholarship accessible to an English-speaking audience, framed in a way that will be of interest even for those without background knowledge about the country. The range of themes covered, from formal symbols to popular culture, is wide-ranging but coherent and well-conceived.” · Pamela Radcliff, University of California, San Diego

“This excellent collection explores one of the most fraught questions of modern European history: what did it mean to be Spanish? Every essay is stimulating and thought-provoking, serving as a useful introduction to Spanish nationalism for those who know little about the field while providing new insights and ideas for those familiar with the topic.” · Clinton D. Young, author of Theater Music and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930

The history of twentieth-century Spanish nationalism is a complex one, placing a set of famously distinctive regional identities against a backdrop of religious conflict, separatist tensions, and the autocratic rule of Francisco Franco. And despite the undeniably political character of that story, cultural history can also provide essential insights into the subject. Metaphors of Spain brings together leading historians to examine Spanish nationalism through its diverse and complementary cultural artifacts, from “formal” representations such as the flag to music, bullfighting, and other more diffuse examples. Together they describe not a Spanish national “essence,” but a nationalism that is constantly evolving and accommodates multiple interpretations.

Javier Moreno-Luzón is Full Professor of Modern History at the Complutense University of Madrid. He has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Harvard University. Among his publications in English is Modernizing the Nation: Spain during the Reign of Alfonso XIII, 1902-1931 (2012).

Xosé M. Núñez Seixas is Full Professor of Modern History at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. He has taught at Paris X, the City University of New York, and Stanford University, and has written several monographs on comparative Iberian and European nationalism, migration studies, and the cultural history of war.

Series: Volume 1, Studies in Latin American and Spanish History
Subject: 20th Century History
Area: Southern Europe

LC: DP233 .M48 2017

BISAC: HIS045000 HISTORY/Europe/Spain & Portugal; POL031000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Ideologies/Nationalism; HIS037070 HISTORY/Modern/20th Century

BIC: HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; JPFN Nationalism




Contents

Introduction: The Nation and its Metaphors
Javier Moreno-Luzón & Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

Chapter 1. History and National Myth
José Álvarez Junco

Chapter 2. The Flag and the Anthem: the Disputed Official Symbols of Spain
Javier Moreno-Luzón & Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

Chapter 3. The Republic, or Spain Freed from Itself
Àngel Duarte

Chapter 4. ‘The King of all Spaniards’? Monarchy and Nation
Javier Moreno-Luzón

Chapter 5. Gender and the Spanish Nation
Inmaculada Blasco Herranz

Chapter 6. Religion: the Idea of Catholic Spain
Mary Vincent

Chapter 7. The Language(s) of the Spanish Nation
José M. Núñez Seixas

Chapter 8. The Americas and the Celebration of 12 October
Marcela García Sebastiani  & David Marcilhacy

Chapter 9. Bullfights as a National Festivity
Rafael Núñez Florencio

Chapter 10. Sports and the Spanish Nation
Alejandro Quiroga

Chapter 11. Music and Spanish Nationalism
Sandie Holguín

Chapter 12. A More Spanish Spain: The Influence of Tourism on the National Image
Eric Storm

Bibliography
Index

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