By William Washabaugh
Flamenco tune and nationwide identification in Spain explores the efforts of the present govt in southern Spain to set up flamenco tune as an important patrimonial image and marker of cultural id. additional, it goals to illustrate that those Andalusian efforts shape a part of the formidable undertaking of rethinking the geographical region of Spain, and of reconsidering the character of nationwide identity.
A salient subject matter during this e-book is that the advance of notions of favor and id are mediated by means of social associations. in particular, the publication files the advance of flamenco's musical variety by way of tracing the genre's improvement, among 1880 and 1980, and demonstrating the way within which the now traditional characterization of the flamenco sort used to be mediated via krausist, modernist, and journalist associations. simply as importantly, it identifies contemporary institutional forces, that of audio recording and cinema, that advertise an idea of musical sort that sharply contrasts with the traditional concept. by way of emphasizing the significance of forward-looking notions of favor and identification, Flamenco tune and nationwide id in Spain makes a robust case for advancing the Spanish scan in nation-building, but in addition for re-thinking nationalism and cultural identification on an international scale.
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Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series) by William Washabaugh