The Mobile Nation (Book)

España Cambia de Piel (1954-1964)

Recent years have witnessed a surge in publications on Spanish cinema and cultural studies, but the subject of consumer culture in Spain has been neglected until now. Mobile Nation presents the first systematic treatment of this crucial period during SpainÆs transition to modernity and highlights the forces that converged during this dramatic decade to change the face of Spain. Drawing from the methodologies of literature, film studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, and history, Mobile Nation explores consumer culture in Spanish media, mass tourism, and the national automobile manufacturing industry from 1954 to 1964 and offers valuable insight to postmodern SpainÆs transformation and trends.

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Tatjana Pavlović received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1996. She is currently associate professor of Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans. Since 2006, she has served as director of Tulane’s undergraduate Spanish studies programme. Her research and teaching interests centre on twentieth-century Spanish intellectual history, literature, cultural studies and film theory.

Introduction: Spain: The mobile nation (1954-64)
 
Chapter I: La hora del lector: Literature and the market
 
Chapter II: Television (hi)stories: Un escaparate en cada hogar
 
Chapter III: Voces de oro: Spain, modernity, and the child star system
 
Epilogue: Mobile subjects: La vida sobre ruedas
 
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