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Juan Monreal and Salvadora Titos

A few years ago Spain was not oriented on social quality but on economic growth at the most basic level. It was necessary to improve economic conditions and to restore and consolidate democracy in order to enable Spain to enter the European Union in 1986. Once a member, Spain set out to increase its economic, political and social standing and saw it approximating the European average on the majority of indicators. As we will see below, Spain still has to improve on some of the indicators in order to reduce some persistent imbalances in its socio-economic structure. Hence, the effort made by Spain for some years now must be maintained in order to consolidate its position at the heart of the European Union from a social quality perspective.

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Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

Any examination of the constitution of the Spanish field of comics between 1965 and 1975 requires a detailed contextualisation of wider historical, social and cultural processes across national borders and of the formation of comics cultures in

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Ana Isabel González Manso

Since the late eighteenth century various perceptions of living in a new time, different from the past one, have coexisted in Spain. This suggests that the past was also seen and revisited in different ways. This article sets out to investigate how

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Jesús Tronch

The Spanish Civil War broke out on 18 July 1936, when reactionary factions of the army rebelled against the young progressive Second Republic, then governed by a broad left-wing coalition. 1 Spain and the Spaniards were split between those loyal to

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Nicholas F. Russell

years, it had appeared in French, German, and Dutch. The debut of Lozano Yuste’s Spanish edition, in the official daily newspaper of Madrid (the Diario de Madrid ), seems in retrospect nearly inevitable. As part of this republication, the Diario ’s

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A World in the Making

Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World

Javier Fernández-Sebastián

Translator : Mark Hounsell

rapidly displacing the traditional reverence for the past. I will mention by way of example a note made by Jovellanos in his diary at the end of the eighteenth century. The Spanish jurist wondered rhetorically about posterity’s opinion with regard to a

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War and Memory

The Israeli Communist Commemoration of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1986

Amir Locker-Biletzki

The Spanish Civil War, which began on 19 July 1936, quickly became the rallying point for leftists around the globe, who flocked to defend the Spanish Republic. During those same years, the rise of extreme right-wing ideologies in Central and

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

Spanish case. Spaniards, especially in the wake of the GFC, yelled “ democracia real ya ,” or “real democracy now,” But what do the Spaniards actually mean by that? Is it still within the paradigm of representation, or are they pointing to some other thing

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Experiences of Time in the Ibero-American World, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Javier Fernández-Sebastián and Fabio Wasserman

senses, applying it first to the Portuguese Empire and later to the brand-new Brazilian nation. In the next article, Ana Isabel González Manso concentrates on the historiography of peninsular Spain to examine how the changes in the conception of

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Maureen Mulligan

The aim of this article is to consider the degree of responsibility involved in the travels and writing of two women who wrote about Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). This complex and devastating event broke out when the Nationalist