Writing Wrongdoing in Spain, 1800-1936 : Realities, Representations, Reactions, Hardback Book

Writing Wrongdoing in Spain, 1800-1936 : Realities, Representations, Reactions Hardback

Edited by Alison Sinclair, Samuel Llano

Part of the Coleccion Tamesis: Serie A, Monografias series

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The international contributors to this volume explore the rich diversity of cultures and representations of wrongdoing in Spain through the 19th century and the decades up to the Civil War.

Their line of enquiry is predicated on the belief that cultural constructions of wrongdoing are far from simple reflections of historical or social realities, and that they reveal not a line of historical development, but rather variation and movement. Voices and discourses arise in response to the social phenomena associated with wrongdoing.

They set out to persuade, to shock, to entice, and in so doing provide complex windows on to social aspiration and desire.

The book's three sections (Realities, Representations, and Reactions) offer distinct points of focus, and move between areas where control is paramount and on the agenda from above and those where the subtleties of emotional response take pride of place. Alison Sinclair was Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge until retirement in 2014. Samuel Llano is a Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester.

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