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Symbol and ritual in the new Spain : the transition to democracy after Franco

Author: Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge cultural social studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a book about the role of culture in social change and the Spanish transition to democracy after Franco. After Franco's death in 1975, Spain witnessed an extraordinary "period of consensus," unique in its own history. Laura Desfor Edles takes a distinctively culturalist approach to the "strategy of consensus" deployed by the Spanish elite at this time, and uses systematic text interpretation (with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Desfor Edles
ISBN: 0521621402 9780521621403 0521628857 9780521628853
OCLC Number: 37443523
Description: xiii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Interpreting the Spanish transition to democracy. 1. Introduction. 2. Theories of transition and transitions in theory. 3. Spain: a history of divisions and democracy --
pt. II. Symbolic basis of Spanish consensus. 4. Spirit of consensus: the core representations of the Spanish transition. 5. Curtain rises: the first democratic elections. 6. 1977 Moncloa Pacts and the ritualization of communality --
pt. III. Conflict and consensus in the institutionalization of Spanish democracy. 7. Democratic reaggregation and the 1978 Constitution. 8. Basque exception: questions of communality and democracy. 9. Conclusion and epilogue.
Series Title: Cambridge cultural social studies.
Other Titles: Transition to democracy after Franco
Responsibility: Laura Desfor Edles.
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