Featuring Post national Spain

The preponderance of ruralism present in backgrounds and transitions, underlined and at times denounced by an important part of the film's reviews, is counterbalanced by the structural privilege given to Bernardo Atxaga's proposal to ...

Featuring Post national Spain

In the last quarter of the twentieth century a considerable number of Spanish films were involved in the task of essaying the nation, that is, of attempting to make it or make it over, of trying to reshape a national identity inexorably dictated by General Francisco Franco up to his death. The book explores four major issues in this regard: 1) the filmic negotiations of the borders of the nation, focusing particularly on the debated and controversial development of Basque cinema vis-à-vis the films produced in the rest of Spain; 2) the persistence of the old obsession with violence, thought of as an inescapable native trait, in a large amount of post-dictatorial films; 3) the newfound insatiable appetite for cinematic travelling, for going out and coming in through all possible variations of the road and travel movie genres; 4) and the vindication of the mother qua a benign emblem of the land and its people, of the nation. There is a narrative in Spanish cinema, taken as a collective discourse, which ties together these four cinematic topoi and proposes a nation whose specificity must be precisely its impurity-difference within as essence-a hybrid nation located in temporal and spatial rendezvous of past and present, tradition and novelty, centre and margin, inside and outside, on and beyond.

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Featuring Post-national Spain
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Andrés Zamora
Categories: Motion pictures
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In the last quarter of the twentieth century a considerable number of Spanish films were involved in the task of essaying the nation, that is, of attempting to make it or make it over, of trying to reshape a national identity inexorably dictated by General Francisco Franco up to his
Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Paul Julian Smith
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Over the last decade Spain and Mexico have both produced an extraordinary wealth of television drama. Drawing on both national practices of production and reception and international theories of textual analysis this book offers the first study of contemporary quality TV drama in two countries where television has displaced cinema
Postgrowth Imaginaries
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Luis I. Prádanos
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Postgrowth Imaginaries brings together environmental cultural studies and postgrowth economics to examine counterhegemonic narratives and radical cultural shifts sparked by the global financial crisis of 2008. A number of critical voices worldwide have emphasized that in the context of a finite biosphere, constant economic growth is a biophysical impossibility. The
The Ghost in the Constitution
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Joan Ramon Resina
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Ghost in the Constitution offers a reflection on the political use of the concept of historical memory foregrounding the case of Spain. The book analyses the philosophical implications of the transference of the notion of memory from the individual consciousness to the collective subject and considers the conflation of
Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: José Colmeiro
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Galician audio/visual culture has experienced an unprecedented period of growth following the process of political and cultural devolution in post-Franco Spain. This creative explosion has occurred in a productive dialogue with global currents and with considerable projection beyond the geopolitical boundaries of the nation and the state, but these seismic