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Science, Culture and National Identity in Francoist Spain, 1939–1959

Editors: Janué i Miret, Marició, Presas i Puig, Albert (Eds.)

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  • Provides in-depth analysis of methods of Franco nationalism and expands research focusing on Southern Europe 
  • Covers a wide range of fields, from the natural and social sciences to artistic and cultural spheres such as cinema
  • Explores the link between dictatorship and nationalisation, providing insights for historians of modern Europe  
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This book examines the role that science and culture held as instruments of nationalization policies during the first phase of the Franco regime in Spain. It considers the reciprocal relationship between political legitimacy and developments in science and culture, and explores the ‘nationalization’ efforts in Spain in the 1940s and 1950s, via the complex process of transmitting narratives of national identity, through ideas, representations and homogenizing practices. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume features insights into how scientific and cultural language and symbols were used to formulate national identity, through institutions, resource distribution and specific national policies. Split into five parts, the collection considers policies in the Francoist ‘New State’, the role of women in these debates, and perspectives on the nationalization and internationalization efforts that made use of scientific and cultural spheres. Chapters also feature insights into cinema, literature, cultural diplomacy, mathematics and technology in debates on Catalonia, the Nuclear Energy Board, the Spanish National Research Council, and how scientific tools in Spain in this era fed into wider geopolitics with America and onto the UNESCO stage.  

About the authors

Marició Janué i Miret is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. She has published widely on Spanish-German cultural diplomacy in the period 1870-1959 and is currently working on two monographs respectively on the role of culture in Spanish-German relations in the period of National Socialism and on the re-establishment of Spanish-German cultural diplomacy in the post-war period.

Albert Presas i Puig is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. He coordinates the Horizon2020 research project ‘History of Nuclear Energy and Society’, and has published extensive research on science during the Franco regime and in the European periphery, as well as on the history of nuclear energy. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Usefulness of Science and Culture as ‘Nationalization’ Tools in the Early Franco Regime

    Pages 3-27

    Janué i Miret, Marició (et al.)

  • Science, Nation, and Culture: Changing Meanings

    Pages 29-57

    Ash, Mitchell G.

  • ‘The Foreign Modernity’: Symbolic Order and Science Policy at the CSIC During Early Francoism

    Pages 61-81

    Antolín Hofrichter, Andrés

  • Scenarios of Science and Symbols of the New State: Political Resignification of the University City of Madrid

    Pages 83-108

    Rodríguez-López, Carolina

  • Epistemic Communities and Science Makers in the Franco Regime: A Study of the Nuclear Energy Board

    Pages 109-130

    Presas i Puig, Albert

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Culture and National Identity in Francoist Spain, 1939–1959
Editors
  • Marició Janué i Miret
  • Albert Presas i Puig
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58646-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-58646-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-58645-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 429
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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