Excellence in Scholarship and Learning
The Last Survivor
Cultural and Social Projects Underlying Spanish Fascism, 1931–1975
In the Series
Studies in Spanish History
Ferran Gallegor is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Early Modern and Modern History at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Francisco Morenteis Senior Lecturer in the Department of Early Modern and Modern History at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
This book proposes an interpretation of Francoism as the Spanish variant of fascism. Unlike Italian fascism and Nazism, the Franco regime survived the Second World War and continued its existence until the death of dictator Francisco Franco. Francoism was, therefore, the Last Survivor of the fascisms of the interwar period. And indeed this designation applies equally to Franco.
The work begins with an analysis of the historical identity of Spanish fascism, constituted in the process of fascistization of the Spanish right during the crisis of the Second Republic, and consolidated in the formation of the fascist single-party and the New State during the civil war. Subsequent chapter contributions focus on various cultural and social projects (the university, political-cultural journals, the Labor University Service, local policies and social insurance) that sought to socialize Spaniards in the political principles of the Franco regime and thereby to strengthen social cohesion around it. Francoism faced varying degrees of non-compliance and outright hostility, expressed as different forms of cultural opposition to the Franco regime, especially in the years of its maturity (decades of the fifties and sixties), from Spaniards both inside Spain and in exile. Such opposition is explored in the context of how the regime reacted via the social, cultural and economic inducements at its disposal.
The editors and contributors are widely published in the field of Spain of the Second Republic, the civil war and the Franco dictatorship. Research material is drawn from primary archival sources, and provides new information and new interpretations on Spanish politics, culture and society during the dictatorship.
|Hardback Price:||£65.00 / $74.95|
|Release Date:||October 2017|
|Page Extent / Format:||256 pp. / 229 x 152 mm|
Preface by Series Editor Nigel Townson
The Peculiarities of Spanish Fascism
Ferran Gallego and Francisco Morente
The Editors and Contributors
A varied and stimulating collection that enriches the debate on the nature, goals and achievements of a dictatorship that continues to represent an interpretative challenge to historians, political scientists and sociologists alike.|
From the Preface by Series Editor Nigel Townson
Books can be ordered by phone or online
Ordering in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and Rest of the World
Gazelle Book Services
Direct sales tel.: +44 (0)1524 528500; email: email@example.com
Web ordering: www.gazellebookservices.co.uk
Ordering in the United States and Canada
International Specialized Book Services
Direct sales tel.: 1 800 944 6190; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web ordering: www.isbs.com
Information is provided under the Resources tab
e-Book publication (e-PDF and MobiPocket [Kindle]) availability is detailed under the Resources tab; availability is alerted by in the publication information field on the web page