Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context

Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context : Movable Identities

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Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context: Movable Identities sheds light on a dialogical dynamic of constant movement in which Galicia's identity is constructed and represented. The cultural studies approach of this book goes beyond literary texts to examine other forms of cultural production including myths, music, parks, the Internet, and films, all of which are understood as powerful discursive tools that promote a dual representation of Galicia's identity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739165488
  • 9780739165485
  • 2,219,461

About Eugenia R. Romero

Eugenia R. Romero is assistant professor of Spanish literatures and cultures at The Ohio State University. Galicia and her native U.S.-Mexico border bear some common characteristics intrinsic to issues on identity, language, and culture. Her Spanish/Galician literary and cultural studies interest informs her research and she has authored articles on topics such as amusement parks and cemeteries, popular music, and emigration; her works have been published by the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Hispanic Bulletin, and Hispanic Review.
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Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context: Movable Identities offers an insightful examination of Galician cultural history and in-depth analysis of current social phenomena such as migration, minority languages, local traditions, and popular culture in the context of globalization. The excellent close readings of Galician writers, musicians, cultural sites, and filmmakers are especially welcome. This is a major contribution to the field of Iberian cultural studies that will be an important resource for students and scholars in the field. -- Cristina Moreiras-Menor, University of Michigan
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Table of contents

Introduction: Where in the World is Galicia? Localizing Galicia on the World's Map Chapter 1: Mapping Galicia: Revised Perspectives of Galician Identity Chapter 2: Localizing Galicia through History: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3: Ghosts and Shipwrecks: Absence and the Fantastic for a Deterritorialized Galician Identity Chapter 4: Dialectics of Cultural Representation: Global Spaces for a (G)localized Galicia Afterword: A Peripheral Condition? or In the Center of the World?: New Spaces for Galician Studies Bibliography
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