The New Spain:1977-Present

A modern structure made of glass and steel. It curves upwards into a half circle  and is reflected in the pool around it.

The Hemispheric, part of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valenica, Spain. (Image courtesy of Shawn Clover on Flickr. Image CC: BY-NC.)


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21L.640J / 21G.740J

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Fall 2015



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In this class we will come to understand the vast changes in Spanish life that have taken place since Franco's death in 1975. We will focus on the new freedom from censorship, the re-emergence of movements for regional autonomy, the new cinema, reforms in education and changes in daily life: Sex roles, work, and family that have occurred in the last decade. In so doing, we will examine myths that are often considered commonplaces when describing Spain and its people.

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Margery Resnick. 21L.640J The New Spain:1977-Present. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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