Configuring Community
Theories of Community Identities in Contemporary Spain

Parvati Nair

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 61

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2004  •  196pp

ISBN: 978-1-904350-14-9 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

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The concept of community has become central to constructions of Spanish identities since the transition to democracy. Contemporary Spain is witnessing a political, social, and economic resurgence of community, which both cuts across and is prioritized over nation. Yet few studies of contemporary Spanish culture deal with this concept. This book aims to fill a gap in Spanish cultural studies by providing an in-depth analysis of the intersections of theories, narratives, and concepts of community identities across a broad range of media. Literature, film, music, and photography are analysed here in order to explore the diverse means by which community is imagined and constructed.

Contents:

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Front Matter
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Table of Contents
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Acknowledgements
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Introduction
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Chapter 1 Community Theorized
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Chapter 2 the Aesthetics of Memory: Community, Temporality, and History in the Work of Julio Llamazares
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Chapter 3 Temporal Mosaics: Juggling Community, Narrative Fragments, and Postmodernity in the Work of Bernardo Atxaga
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Chapter 4 Community, Ethnicity, and Border Crossings in Alma Gitana (chus Gutiérrez, 1995)
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124-143
Chapter 5 the Córdoba Prison Project: Travel, Contingency, and Community Through Flamenco
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144-168
Chapter 6 Moving Pictures: Community, Plurality, and Relocation in Photographs of North-African Immigrants in Barcelona
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169-176
Afterword: Community and Reflexivity
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177-181
Bibliography
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Bibliography entry:

Nair, Parvati, Configuring Community: Theories of Community Identities in Contemporary Spain, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 61 (MHRA, 2004)

First footnote reference: 35 Parvati Nair, Configuring Community: Theories of Community Identities in Contemporary Spain, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 61 (MHRA, 2004), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Nair, p. 47.

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Nair, Parvati. 2004. Configuring Community: Theories of Community Identities in Contemporary Spain, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 61 (MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Nair 2004: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Nair 2004: 21.

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