Despotic Bodies And Transgressive Bodies: Spanish Culture From Francisco Franco To Jesus Franco

Despotic Bodies And Transgressive Bodies: Spanish Culture From Francisco Franco To Jesus Franco
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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 autarkySpains economic, cultural, and ideological isolation under Francisco Francos regime Pavlovi then explores the tumultuous passage to capitalism in the late 1950s and 1960s. She follows this by revisiting the complex political situation following Francos death and points out the difficulties in Spains transition from dictatorship to democracy. Combining a strong theoretical background with a detailed study of marginalized texts (La fiel infantera), genres (the Spanish comedy known as the comedia sexy celtibrica), and film directors (Jess Franco), Pavlovi reveals the construction of Spanish national identity through years of cultural tensions.

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