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Sins of the Flesh: Bullfighting as a Model of Power

William Viestenz

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The image of the bull has become for Spanish national identity a kind of totemic image imbued with qualities meant to define and affirm national character. This article argues that interpreting the ... More


“So Thoroughly Un-American”: Making Historical Sense of the Bullfight

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores the American anti-bullfighting movement. The history of colonial Spain and its former empire in Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Texas borderlands is essential to understanding ... More


Football and bullfighting on television: Spectacle and Spanish identity during Franco’s dictatorship

Juan Francisco

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how the Franco government used traditional (agrarian) forms of popular entertainment – including bullfighting, football and copla (a form of popular song) – to attract viewers ... More


Surcos: Neorealism, Film Noir, and the Puppet Master

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critically acclaimed as a milestone of Spanish cinema, Surcos (Furrows, J.A. Nieves Conde, 1951) is the film that single-handedly revolutionized Spanish cinema by introducing the spirit of Neorealism ... More


Third Diary

in The City at Its Limits: Taboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226280974
eISBN:
9780226280998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280998.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In this diary, the author reflects on the people and the landscape of Lima, as well as the indolence, the selfishness, the abuse, and the pain that seems to have taken over every space at every ... More


Anti-flamenquismo and Mass Entertainment: Eugenio Noel

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how, in the lead-up to the First World War, flamenquismo became a mass phenomenon in Spain, as it pervaded most forms of public entertainment, from género chico to ... More


The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Janet M. Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This book investigates the historical significance of the American animal welfare movement at home and overseas from the Second Great Awakening to the Second World War, a time span encompassing the ... More


Celebrity Reenactment, Biopic, and the Mortal Body

Ivone Margulies

in In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190496821
eISBN:
9780190496852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes two stars’ biopics from the 1950s: Carlos Velo’s Torero! on bullfighter Luis Procuna and Sophia: Her Own Story (1980) featuring the famous Loren playing herself and her mother ... More


Dueling Carmens in Madrid

Michael Christoforidis

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The notion that Spanish audiences and critics rejected Carmen as an exoticist abomination is interrogated in Chapter 3, which investigates the opera’s arrival in Madrid during the 1887–88 season, and ... More


Fatal Attraction

Nelly Furman

in Georges Bizet's Carmen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190059149
eISBN:
9780190059187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059149.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Simply summarized the plot of Georges Bizet’s Carmen is that of a crime of passion. This banal plot does not by itself account for the extraordinary international success of the story in different ... More


Screen Woman

Nelly Furman

in Georges Bizet's Carmen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190059149
eISBN:
9780190059187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059149.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The international appeal of the story of Carmen on the silver screen has been phenomenal. The story has spawned nearly eighty films by some of the world’s most celebrated directors. In the early days ... More


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