By Barry Jordan, Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas
Targeting the advancements over the past two decades in Spain, this stimulating publication comprises twenty-eight unique essays, via famous experts, that provide a brand new interdisciplinary method of modern Spanish tradition and society. Combining overviews and case reports, the essays variety commonly over a various sequence of subject parts, together with race, nationalism and identification, the media, gender and intercourse, faith, activity, and procuring. by way of delivering scholars, students, and basic readers front to the main debates and matters taken with modern Spanish tradition, this quantity represents a vital landmark within the ongoing definition of the recent box of Spanish Cultural reports.
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It also served, in this case unintentionally, to promote abroad a stereotyped image of a folkloric, inefficient and backward Spain, which per- Selling Spanish 'otherness' since the 1960s 31 meated collective awareness to such an extent throughout much of Europe that it rapidly replaced the romantic view of the country of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, present even in accounts of the Civil War, the so-called 'last romantic war'. The folkloric stereotype has indeed outlived the dictator, and is alive and well in many current accounts of Spain today, as witnessed constantly, for example, in the British press (see Kelly, 1997).
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1977: The Spanish economy, 1959-1976. London: Macmillan. ) for both internal and external consumption. I shall take as my starting point the 'Spain is different' tourist promotion campaign of the 1960s and attempt to trace the evolution of different and sometimes contradictory constructions of Spain through the transition to democracy up to the present day, paying particular attention to the official discourse of 1992 as a watershed development. To conclude, I shall describe what I believe is an identifiable, if complex, tendency within Spain's current official discourses.