Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements

Social Movements and the Spanish Transition

Building Citizenship in Parishes, Neighbourhoods, Schools and the Countryside

Authors: Groves, T., Townson, N., Ofer, I., Herrera, A.

Free Preview
  • Focuses on four distinct manifestations of social mobilization during 1970s Spain to show how these diverse groups were united in their aims to effect political changeLooks outward to the global cycle of mobilization which started in the late 1960s to contextualize the Spanish caseChallenges traditional interpretations of the Spanish transition to democracy which attribute its success to top-down political engineering, instead emphasizing the importance of wider socio-economic processes and social movements

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61836-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61835-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87174-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book explores the role of popular forms of social mobilization during Spain's process of transition to democracy. It focuses on the nature of citizenship that was forged during the period of conflict and mobilisation that characterised Spain from the late 1950s until the late 1980s. It offers a two-pronged exploration of social movements at the time.  On the one hand, it provides a detailed analysis of four very different cases of social mobilisation: among Catholics, residents, farmers and teachers. It discerns processes of organisation, repertoires of action, collective meaning, and interactions with communities and local political actors. On the other hand, it reflects on how the fight over specific issues and the use of similar tactics generated shared interpretations of what it meant to be a citizen in a democracy.

About the authors

Tamar Groves is Senior Lecturer at Extremadura University, Spain.

 Nigel Townson is Senior Lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

 Inbal Ofer is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the Open University of Israel, Israel.

 Antonio Herrera is Associate Professor in Contemporary History at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain. 

Reviews

“Julia Preece’s book is an exciting and very important book for the community engagement field—not just in South Africa and the global south where many of her case studies are located, but for the field more broadly too. … this is an excellent book and an essential read for SL and CE practitioners and students in both the global South and North.” (Janice McMillan, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Vol. 37 (6), 2018)​

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61836-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61835-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87174-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Movements and the Spanish Transition
Book Subtitle
Building Citizenship in Parishes, Neighbourhoods, Schools and the Countryside
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61836-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61836-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61835-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87174-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 144
Topics