A Companion to Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies
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304 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

23 b/w illus.

Series: Tamesis Companions

Series Vol. Number: 3

Imprint: Tamesis Books

A Companion to Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies

Edited by Luis I Prádanos

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An exploration of how writers, artists, and filmmakers expose the costs and contest the assumptions of the Capitalocene era that guides readers through the rapidly developing field of Spanish environmental cultural studies.
From the scars left by Franco's dams and mines to the toxic waste dumped in Equatorial Guinea, from the cruelty of the modern pork industry to the ravages of mass tourism in the Balearic Islands, this book delves into the power relations, material practices and social imaginaries underpinning the global economic system to uncover its unaffordable human and non-human costs. Guiding the reader through the rapidly emerging field of Spanish environmental cultural studies, with chapters on such topics as extractivism, animal studies, food studies, ecofeminism, decoloniality, critical race studies, tourism, and waste studies, an international team of US and European scholars show how Spanish writers, artists, and filmmakers have illuminated and contested the the growth-oriented and neo-colonialist assumptions of the current Capitalocene era. Focussed on Spain, the volume also provides models for exploring the socioecological implications of cultural manifestations in other parts of the world.
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies
PART I: ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURAL HISTORY AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
1.Political Ecology in Spain
2. Modern Iberian History at the Culture-Environment Interface: Cultures of Nature, Modernization, and the Anthropocene
PART II: WATER AND POWER
3. Roots Under the Water: Dams, Displacement, and Memory in Franco's Spain (1950-1967)
4. The Message in a Bottle: Waterworks in Modern and Contemporary Spain
5.Soil, Water, and Light: Aerial Photography and Agriculture in Spain
PART III: ECOLOGIES OF MEMORY AND EXTRACTIVISM
6.Developmentalism and the Political Unconsciousness: The Spanish Forms of Necro-Extractivism, from the Civil War to Neoliberal Democracy
7.S(h)ifting through the Wreckage
8.The Valley of the Fallen: From Francoist Environmentalism to DemocraticEco-Memorials
PART IV: ANIMAL STUDIES AND MULTISPECIES ETHNOGRAPHIES
9.Multispecies Ethnographies in the World of Things (Crematorio and En la orilla by Rafael Chirbes and Óliver Laxe's O que arde): On the Need to Ecologize Humanities
10.What's in a Name? Animals and Humanities Biogeography
11.Ready-to-Hand: The Withdrawal of Animal Life in Francoist Cultural Production
PART V: FOOD STUDIES AND EXPLOITATIVE ECOLOGIES
12.Spain's Gastronomy: Capitalism and Reproductive Labor
13.Intensive Industrial Livestock Production: Envisioning the Burden on Animals and the Environment
PART VI: ECOFEMINISM
14.Early Ecofeminism in Spain: El metal de los Muertos (1920) and Mineros (1932), (anti)Mining Literary Interventions by Concha Espina, Carmen Conde, and María Cegarra
15. Spanish Ecofeminism
PART VII: (NEO)COLONIAL AND RACIALIZED ECOLOGIES
16. Disaster, Coloniality, and the Franco Dictatorship
17. From Racial Contaminant to Nutrient in Spain's Ecological Future
PART VIII: TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMAGINATION
18. From Pleasant Difference to Ecological Concern: Cultural Imaginaries of Tourism in Contemporary Spain
19.The Gaze on the Tourist: Critical Approaches in Spanish Environmental Humanities
PART IX: ECO-MEDIATION AND REPRESENTATION
20.Ecopoetics
21.Spanish Film and the Environment
22.Environmental Politics, Ecological Thought, and Spanish Comics
PART X: TRASH AND DISCARD STUDIES
23.Enlightened Waste: Burials, Disease, and Public Health in Eighteenth-Century Spain
24.Aesthetics and the Political Ecology of Spanish Waste Space
25.Discard Studies and Spanish Narrative
26.Everything is Rubbish/Nothing is Rubbish: Basurama and the "Trashformation" of Public Space
Bibliography
Index

LUIS I. PRÁDANOS is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Miami University, Ohio.

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Title Details

304 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

23 b/w illus.

Series: Tamesis Companions

Series Vol. Number: 3

Imprint: Tamesis Books