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Ghosts of Passion Martyrdom, Gender, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0822339439

ISBN-13: 9780822339434

Edition: 2007

Authors: Brian D. Bunk

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The question of what caused the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) is the central focus of modern Spanish historiography. In "Ghosts of Passion," Brian D. Bunk argues that propaganda related to the revolution of October 1934 triggered the broader conflict by accentuating existing social tensions surrounding religion and gender. Through careful analysis of the images produced in books, newspapers, posters, rallies, and meetings, Bunk contends that Spain's civil war was not inevitable. Commemorative imagery produced after October 1934 bridged the gap between rhetoric and action by dehumanizing opponents and encouraging violent action against them. In commemorating the uprising, revolutionaries and…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

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Sacred Blood: The Martyrs of Turon and Conservative Politics
"Your Comrades Will Not Forget!" Revolutionary Martyrs and Political Unity
Grandsons of the Cid: Masculinity, Sexual Violence, and the Destruction of the Family
Hyenas, Harpies, and Proletarian Mothers: Commemorating Female Participation
The October Revolution in Democratic Spain
Glossary of Organizations