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Flamenco Nation: The Construction of Spanish National Identity
by Sandie Holguín
University of Wisconsin Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-299-32183-3 | Cloth: 978-0-299-32180-2
Library of Congress Classification DP48.H76 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 946.07

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
How did flamenco—a song and dance form associated with both a despised ethnic minority in Spain and a region frequently derided by Spaniards—become so inexorably tied to the country’s culture? Sandie Holguín focuses on the history of the form and how reactions to the performances transformed from disgust to reverance over the course of two centuries.
Holguín brings forth an important interplay between regional nationalists and image makers actively involved in building a tourist industry. Soon they realized flamenco performances could be turned into a folkloric attraction that could stimulate the economy. Tourists and Spaniards alike began to cultivate flamenco as a representation of the country's national identity. This study reveals not only how Spain designed and promoted its own symbol but also how this cultural form took on a life of its own.

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