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Author Pavlovic, Tatjana

Title Despotic bodies and transgressive bodies : Spanish culture from Francisco Franco to Jesús Franco / Tatjana Pavlovic
Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 159 pages)
Series SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian thought and culture
SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian thought and culture
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Despotic Body: Raza: Espiritu de Franco (1939-1952) -- Ch. 2 Traumatized Body: Tormenta de verano (1952-1962) -- Ch. 3 Authoritarian Body In Agony: El extrano viaje (1962-1975) -- Ch. 4 Perverse Body: Fuego en las entranas (1975-1985) -- Epilogue: Transgressive Bodies of the Other Franco
Summary "Focusing on Spanish culture and society in the second half of the twentieth century, Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies traverses a variety of disciplines: literature, film studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, and history, to examine crucial moments of cultural transition. Beginning with an analysis of the period of autarky - Spain's economic, cultural, and ideological isolation under Francisco Franco's regime - Pavlovic then explores the tumultuous passage to capitalism in the late 1950s and 1960s. She follows this by revisiting the complex political situation following Franco's death and points out the difficulties in Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy. Combining a strong theoretical background with a detailed study of marginalized texts (La fiel infanteria), genres (the Spanish comedy known as the comedia sexy celtiberica), and film directors (Jesus Franco), Pavlovic reveals the construction of Spanish national identity through years of cultural tensions."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-153) and index
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Subject Arts, Spanish -- 20th century
Popular culture -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Gender identity in art
Arts -- Political aspects -- Spain
Fascism and culture -- Spain
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1417520515 (electronic bk.)
9781417520510 (electronic bk.)
079145570X (pb ; alk. paper)
9780791455708 (pb ; alk. paper)
0791455696 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780791455692 (hc ; alk. paper)