Disorientations : Spanish colonialism in Africa and the performance of identity /

Exploring the fraught processes of Spaniards' efforts to formulate a national identity - from the Enlightenment to the present - this book focuses on the nation's Islamic-African legacy, disputing the received wisdom that Spain has consistently rejected its historical relationship to Musli...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Martin-Márquez, Susan
Format: Book
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Theorizing the performance of Spanish identity
  • Power plays : reformulations of Spanish identity and the colonization of Africa
  • The "savage" art of mimicry in Spain's colonization of sub-Saharan Africa
  • Staging the Odalisque's conquest in the Spanish-Moroccan War (1859-60)
  • The masculine role in the Spanish-Moroccan theater of war
  • Unmasking family values in Franco's African colonies
  • Performance anxieties on the edge of fortress Europe. Afterword.