Spain is (still) Different

Spain is (still) Different : Tourism and Discourse in Spanish Identity

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This volume constitutes the first interdisciplinary, multi-authored collection written in English on the topic of the cultural impact of tourism in Spain. Its methodological range and scope make it accessible to experts in other areas and disciplines who, as suggested in the book's introduction, will find many of the ideas in the volume applicable to their own more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 657.71g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739124013
  • 9780739124017

About Eugenia Afinoguenova

Eugenia Afinoguenova is assistant professor of Spanish at Marquette University. Jaume Marti-Olivella is associate professor of Hispanic cultural studies at the University of New more

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This is an innovative and enlightening volume that offers highly valuable insights on the crucial role played by the discourses and practices of tourism in the construction of modern Spanish identity. Its focus and approach is on the cutting edge area of Hispanic cultural studies. The essays included provide a careful examination of the contexts and political uses of tourism in the collective self-imagining of the nation. It will be an invaluable tool for scholars and students interested in the political and cultural ramifications of tourism in a global context. -- Jose F. Colmeiro, Michigan State University Spain is (Still) Different provides several essays on film that go beyond tourism to raise questions about Spanish reflections and identities as well. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, June 2010 Spanish exceptionality is a centuries-old topic, but the ideology of Spanish difference as it pertains both to Spain's internal and external identity has never received a more thoroughgoing critical examination as in these intelligent and lucid essays. As a group they set new standards for debates concerning the discursive relationship between Spain's tourist industry, economic structures, and cultural production and identity in the modern era. -- Lou Charnon-Deutsch, Stony Brook Universityshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: A Nation under Tourists' Eyes: Tourism and Identity Discourses in Spain Part 2 Part I. Spanish Identity and Tourism Discourses Chapter 3 1. Emptying the Nation: Performing Spanishness in Cadalso's Moroccan Letters Chapter 4 2. On the Inception of Western Sex as Orientalist Theme Park: Tourism and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Spain (On Carmen and Don Juan as Femme Fatale and Latin Lover) Chapter 5 3. Marketing Convivencia: Contemporary Tourist Appropriations of Spain's Jewish Past Chapter 6 4. Reading Rural Tourism: On the Recreational Nature of Basque Heritage Part 7 Part II. Consuming History Chapter 8 5. Tourism and Consumption in Urban Spain, 1876-1975 Chapter 9 6. Modern Art Museums under Franco: Routines, Isolation, and Some Exceptions Chapter 10 7. A Snapshot of Barcelona from Montjuic: Juan Goytisolo's Senas de identidad, Tourist Landscapes as Process, and the Photographic Mechanism of Thought Part 11 Part III. Spaces of (In)Difference Chapter 12 8. Toppling the Xenolith: The Reconquest of Spain from the "Tourist Invader" in Iberian Film since World War II Chapter 13 9. Miniskirts, Polka Dots, and Real Estate: What Lies under the Sun? Chapter 14 10. Touristic Trades and Neo-Colonial Subjects: Subplotting/Sexploiting Womenshow more

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