Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds

From Galicia to the World

José Colmeiro

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ISBN: 9781786940308

Publication: June 23, 2017

Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 16

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Galician audio/visual culture has experienced an unprecedented period of growth following the process of political and cultural devolution in post-Franco Spain. This creative explosion has occurred in a productive dialogue with global currents and with considerable projection beyond the geopolitical boundaries of the nation and the state, but these seismic changes are only beginning to be the subject of attention of cultural and media studies. This book examines contemporary audio/visual production in Galicia as privileged channels through which modern Galician cultural identities have been imagined, constructed and consumed, both at home and abroad. The cultural redefinition of Galicia in the global age is explored through different media texts (popular music, cinema, video) which cross established boundaries and deterritorialise new border zones where tradition and modernity dissolve, generating creative tensions between the urban and the rural, the local and the global, the real and the imagined. The book aims for the deperipheralization and deterritorialization of the Galician cultural map by overcoming long-established hegemonic exclusions, whether based on language, discipline, genre, gender, origins, or territorial demarcation, while aiming to disjoint the center/periphery dichotomy that has relegated Galician culture to the margins. In essence, it is an attempt to resituate Galicia and Galician studies out of the periphery and open them to the world.

José Colmeiro is Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Studies at the University of Auckland

List of Illustrations vii

Introduction: Peripheries are not what they used to be 1

Part 1 Roots and Routes: Remapping Galician Culture in the Global Age
1 Peripheral Visions, Global Positions 19
2 Deterritorialization and Deperipheralization: Galician Studies at
the Global Crossroads 44
3 Sound and Vision: All Roads Lead to Santiago 74

Part 2 Peripheral Visions
4 Made in Galicia: Making the Invisible Visible 103
5 Reimagining Galician Cinema: Utopian Visions? 120
6 The Galician Magic Kingdom: Nation and Animation from the
Glocal Forest 142
7 A Peripheral Focus: The Rebirth of the Novo Cinema Galego 168

Part 3 Global Sounds
8 Peripheral Movidas: Cannibalizing Galicia 209
9 Smells Like Wild Spirit: Galician Rock Bravú, Between the
Rurban and the Glocal 239
10 Bagpipes, Bouzoukis, and Bodhráns: The Reinvention of
Galician Folk Music 266
Coda: Leaving the Periphery Behind 294

Works Cited 309

Index 321

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

344 Pages

ISBN: 9781786940308

Publication: June 23, 2017

Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 16

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