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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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Who cares about the cargo?

Container economies in a European transshipment port

Hege Høyer Leivestad

witnessing a verbal dispute. Sergio, a 45-year-old foreman whose no-nonsense attitude has served him well over his 27 years on the docks of the Spanish Port of Algeciras Bay, had just directed me through the yard and along the streets of stacked colored steel

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History Teaching and Cultural Hegemony

Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Francoist History Textbooks of the 1960s

Johanna Fricke

“The Supreme Court Stops Franco's Exhumation” El País , 5 June 2019 Even though 1 April 2019 marked the eightieth anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War, the conflict remains a divisive issue in Spanish society today.1 As the above

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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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The emergence of the global debt society

Governmentality and profit extraction through fabricated abundance and imposed scarcity in Peru and Spain

Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Hirsch, and Irene Sabaté

students overburdened by debt to choose their own jobs and be financially self-sufficient ( Ross 2014 ); from the reemergence of multigenerational households in Spain as a result of massive home evictions by mortgage default ( Sabaté 2016 ) to