Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain Clashing with Fascism

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Product Details

Price
$47.94
Publisher
Continnuum-3PL
Publish Date
November 28, 2019
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.14 X 0.56 X 9.21 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781350139527
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About the Author

Louie Dean Valencia-García is Assistant Professor of History at Texas State University, USA and Senior Fellow at the London-based Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. He has taught at Harvard University, USA, and held fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the United States Library of Congress and the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. He is Co-Chair of the Critical European Studies Research Network for the Council for European Studies at Columbia University, USA, and is a Research Editor for the CES's monthly digital journal, EuropeNow.

Reviews

"A lively and innovative contribution to the body of scholarship that explores the origins of the democratic transition in Spain in the emerging civil society of the Franco dictatorship ... The book is engagingly written and sprinkled with short biographical sketches of protagonists and descriptions of events that help flesh out the parameters of a cultural shift that is mostly teased out from between the lines of a creative variety of sources." - Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

"Valencia-García's book constitutes an insightful, very original and much-needed study of a series of cultural practices and artefacts that allowed young Spaniards to develop a counterculture that eroded the fascist foundations of Francoist Spain." - European Comic Art

"A lively and innovative contribution to the body of scholarship that explores the origins of the democratic transition in Spain in the emerging civil society of the Franco dictatorship ... The book is engagingly written and sprinkled with short biographical sketches of protagonists and descriptions of events that help flesh out the parameters of a cultural shift that is mostly teased out from between the lines of a creative variety of sources." - Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

"This is what I've been waiting for - a colorful and creative exploration of youth resistance under the Franco regime. From Superman in Spain to naked pro-democracy protesters, Louie Dean Valencia-García uncovers it all. And given the recent emergence of authoritarianism in the United States and Europe, this book couldn't have come at a more opportune time." --Hamilton M. Stapell, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York, New Paltz, USA

"This is a highly original study that investigates for the first time youth culture and the practice of everyday life in Spain under the late dictatorship and transition to democracy. In a series of brilliant chapters, the author examines a wide range of little known and less studied sources, often culled from archives: school textbooks, comics, nightclubs, and fanzines. From National-Catholic ideologies to Pedro Almodóvar via Superman and punk, this book offers a lucid and compelling account of a fascinating multimedia field." --Paul Julian Smith, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York, USA

"An extremely lively and stimulating contribution to the much-neglected social and cultural history of twentieth-century Spain. It offers a reconstruction of antiauthoritarian youth culture that delineates not only the intersections between dictatorship and democracy, but also the hitherto unexplored interstices of the transgressive, underground and counter cultures of the two regimes." --Nigel Townson, Senior Lecturer in Spanish History, The Complutense University of Madrid, Spain