Spanish Spaces

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Spanish Spaces

Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 6

2012

April 13th, 2012


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Spanish Spaces is a pioneering study that marries contemporary cultural geography with contemporary Spanish culture. The field of cultural geography has grown both extensively and rapidly, as has the field of cultural analysis and debate on Spanish cultural texts; yet despite a convergence in study between cultural geography (and cultural studies more widely) and cultural texts themselves, this has made little impact to date within the area of contemporary Spanish cultural studies. Yet Spain’s varied terrain, with complex negotiations between rural, urban and coastal (negotiations that have on occasion spilled over into political and violent conflict), and perhaps its very lack of a contemporary landscape tradition familiar to British and German cultural studies, offer the opportunity for fresh insights into questions of landscape, space and place. Drawing on case studies from contemporary Spanish film and literature, Davies explores the themes of memory and forgetting, nationalism and terrorism, crime and detection, gender, tourism and immigration, investigating what it means to think of space and places in specifically Spanish terms. An Open Access edition of this work is available on the OAPEN Library.

A pioneering study that marries contemporary cultural geography with contemporary Spanish culture. Consists of thematic case studies - memory and forgetting, nationalism and terrorism, crime and detection, gender, tourism and immigration - as negotiated through cultural texts. An innovative book that investigates what it means to think of space and place in specifically Spanish terms.

About The Author

Ann Davies is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Newcastle University. She is author of 'Daniel Calparsoro' (Manchester University Press, 2009) and 'Pedro Almodóvar' (Grant and Cutler, 2007).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title page4
Copyright page5
Dedication6
Contents8
Acknowledgements10
List of illustrations12
Chapter 114
Chapter 234
Chapter 353
Chapter 473
Chapter 595
Chapter 6114
Chapter 7133
Chapter 8155
Chapter 9177
Filmography180
Bibliography188
Index198