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Spain After the Indignados/15M Movement

The 99% Speaks Out

Editors: Pereira-Zazo, Oscar, Torres, Steven L. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a transdisciplinary set of chapters offering perspectives from Spanish Studies, Cultural and Literary Studies, Political Science, Economics, Social Science, Environmental Studies, and Media Studies
  • Assembles a variety of voices that confront the historical significance of the Indignados/15M Movement with the goal of challenging the standard Transition narrative along with the promotion of an isolated cultural sphere floating above our capitalist dystopia
  • Addresses how cultural critics and intellectuals can engage in a realistic cultural politics that overcomes the “deflated utopianism” that defines much of today’s cultural criticism
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Spain After the Indignados/15M Movement explores how the aftershocks of the 2007 Great Recession restructured Spain’s political sphere and political imaginary. It brings together a representative sample of Spain’s leading progressive voices, including two of the five founding members of the Podemos party. The essays herein explore the areas of economics, politics, ecology, social change, media, and cultural politics in order to present a broad, critical account of contemporary Spain, with a special emphasis on emerging forms of sociopolitical contestation, self-organizing, democratic participation, and radical politics. The edited volume argues that Spanish cultural studies—which originally gravitated toward celebratory accounts of capitalist modernization, the cultural Movida and the advent of a postmodern Spain—must continue to build a new cultural politics that not only challenges the accepted narrative of the Spanish Transition to democracy, but that is committed to confronting the civilizatory challenges currently faced.

About the authors

Óscar Pereira-Zazo teaches Spanish literature and cultural theory at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA. He is author of El Análisis de la Comunicación en Español and De cómo el Libro de buen amor llegó a serlo, and co-editor of two critical editions of the Book of the Archpriest of Hita.

Steven L. Torres teaches Spanish and Spanish literature and culture at the University of Nebraska Omaha, USA. He is a co-founder of ALCESXXI. Much of his research focusses on metacultural discourse and the complex relation between culture and politics. He is author of Discurso metacultural en España: Miguel de Unamuno.

Reviews

“The reading has been personally very enriching, and I will be referring often to it both for academic and for activist purposes. The collection of articles is most timely and addresses key sociopolitical and cultural issues and movements in contemporary Spain, in the wake of the Indignados/15M movement that rose in 2011 as a response to the effects of economic crisis. … The book will be useful for both academics and political/cultural activists in social movements and grassroots organizing. The topics addressed are urgent, of eminent current interest.” (José A. Valero, Professor of Languages, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19435-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19434-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spain After the Indignados/15M Movement
Book Subtitle
The 99% Speaks Out
Editors
  • Oscar Pereira-Zazo
  • Steven L. Torres
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19435-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19435-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19434-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 338
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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