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Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain : Clashing With Fascism - (Hardcover)

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This book explores the role of young people in shaping a democratic Spain, focusing on their urban performances of dissent, their consumption of censored literature, political-literary magazines and comic books and their involvement in a newly developed punk scene.

After forty years of dictatorship, Madrid became the centre of both a young democracy and a vibrant artistic scene by the early 1980s. Louie Dean Valencia-García skillfully examines how young Spaniards occupied public plazas, subverted Spanish cultural norms and undermined the authoritarian state by participating in a postmodern punk subculture that eventually grew into the 'Movida Madrileña'. In doing so, he exposes how this antiauthoritarian youth culture reflected a mixture of sexual liberation, a rejection of the ideological indoctrination of the dictatorship, a reinvention of native Iberian pluralistic traditions and a burgeoning global youth culture that connected the USA, Britain, France and Spain.

By analyzing young people's everyday acts of resistance, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain offers a fascinating account of Madrid's youth and their role in the transition to the modern Spanish democracy.

Number of Pages: 248 p. ;
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Europe, Political Ideologies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Book theme: Fascism & Totalitarianism, Spain & Portugal, Democracy
Author: Louie Dean Valencia-García
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2018
TCIN: 53705048
UPC: 9781350038479
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-8560
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