Cultures of Anyone
Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis
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Luis Moreno-Caballud is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania.
Introduction Part I. Cultural Authority and Neoliberal ‘Modernization’ Chapter 1. Cultural Aspects of the Neoliberal Crisis: Genealogies of a Fractured Legitimacy 1.1. Crisis of a Hierarchical, Individualistic Cultural Model 1.2. Enlightened Gardeners, or, the Power of Knowledge 1.3. ‘Transplanting People’: Capitalist Modernization and Francoist Technocracy 1.4. Pedagogy of ‘Normalization’ and Cultural Elites Chapter 2. ‘Standardizing’ from Above: Experts, Intellectuals, and Culture Bubble 2.1 Experts in Something and Experts in Everything: The Two Pillars of the Culture of the Transition 2. 2. Men Who Smoke and Men Who Drink (or, Culture, That Modern Invention) 2.3. The Engineer’s Great Style: A Depoliticized Aesthetic Modernity 2.4. ‘Normalization’, Deactivation and Culture Bubble in the CT Chapter 3. Arrested Modernities: The Popular Cultures that Could Have Been 3.1. Arrested Modernities I: A Culture Rooted in Tradition Faces the Transition 3.2. Words in the Kitchen: Subsistence Cultures and Productivist Cultures 3.3. Arrested Modernities II: Postwar Cultures and Creative Consumption Part II. Cultural Democratizations Chapter 4. Internet Cultures as Collaborative Creation of Value 4.1. Genealogies and Contradictions of Digital Cultures 4.2. Unpaid Work and Creation of Value on the Internet 4.3. The Pleasure of Doing, and Telling What One Does: Self-Representation of Internet Cultures 4.4. Two Overlapping yet Clashing Value Systems Chapter 5. Combining the Abilities of all the Anyones: The 15M Movement and Its Mutations 5.1. Anyone's Word and the Expert's Word: An Alliance 5.2 Sustaining the Plaza and Beyond: Towards a New Cultural Power 5.3. Conflict of Authorities: Intellectuals, Mass Media and the 15M Climate 5.4. ‘The Boxer and the Fly’: Nomadism and Sustainability After the Plazas Chapter 6. Towards More Democratic Cultural Institutions? 6.1. The Self-Managed Culture in Its Life Spaces 6.2. Under the Ambiguous Umbrella of the Public Sector 6.3. Between Institution and Experimentation: Why Hasn't There Been a Marea de la Cultura? 6.4. ‘Making Us Be’: The Question of Forms of (Self)Representation Works Cited Notes and References Index
An indispensable study for anyone wishing to understand the meaning of radical democracy in Spain and in the world... it is, indeed, one of the best examples of the possibilities that Iberian Cultural Studies may offer.
Publication: July 21, 2015
Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 11