Cuéntame cómo pasó/Tell me how it was: narratives of memory and television drama in contemporary Spain

Loxham, Abigail (2015) Cuéntame cómo pasó/Tell me how it was: narratives of memory and television drama in contemporary Spain. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 18 6: 709-723. doi:10.1177/1367549415572321


Author Loxham, Abigail
Title Cuéntame cómo pasó/Tell me how it was: narratives of memory and television drama in contemporary Spain
Formatted title
Cuéntame cómo pasó/Tell me how it was: narratives of memory and television drama in contemporary Spain
Journal name European Journal of Cultural Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-3551
1367-5494
Publication date 2015-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1367549415572321
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 6
Start page 709
End page 723
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher SAGE Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the role of audio-visual media in the negotiation and representation of cultural memory in contemporary Spain. The political silencing of one version of history during the Francoist dictatorship and the Transition to democracy sees the country battling with over 70 years of ideological manipulation of history and silencing of personal recollections. This article looks at the way in which the media are playing a significant role in sustaining, renegotiating and remediating memory in the light of the silence that precedes it. It argues that testimony, television and other popular media forms deserve sustained critical attention with regard to the creation of memory in Spain and should not be dismissed as simply vehicles for nostalgia or as spurious recreation of a brutal past but that, in line with work on the dynamics of cultural memory, should be seriously considered as part of attempts to redress the legacy of silence and mobilise a discourse of memory. Cuéntame cómo pasó cultural memory Intern
Keyword Cultural memory
Cuéntame cómo pasó
Internet
Spain
Television
Testimony
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies Publications
 
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