Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism (Paperback)Louie Dean Valencia-Garcia (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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-Garcia 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 Almodovar 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 *
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