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Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture

From Vulnerability to Accountability

by María José Gámez Fuentes (Volume editor) Rebeca Maseda García (Volume editor)
Monographs XIV, 236 Pages
Series: Violence Studies, Volume 3

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Advance Praise for Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture
  • Table of Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Configuration of Gender Violence: A Matrix to Be Reloaded (María José Gámez Fuentes / Rebeca Maseda García)
  • Part One: Theory and Politics
  • Chapter One: To Conceptualize Is to Politicize: Why Spain Has Acted as a Pioneer Regarding Gender Violence (Ana de Miguel Álvarez)
  • Chapter Two: In the Wake of Ana Orantes: For an Ethical Representation of Violence Against Women (Juana Gallego Ayala)
  • Chapter Three: Silenced Voices: Prostitutes, Lesbians, and “Bad Women” in Spanish Public Policies on Gender Violence (Emma Gómez Nicolau)
  • Part Two: Activism and Associations
  • Chapter Four: Tactical Media and Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Fetishization and Counterhegemonic Frameworks of Recognition (Sonia Núñez Puente)
  • Chapter Five: Feminist Activism and the Role of Memory in Revisiting the Discourse on Gender Violence in Spain (Laura Castillo Mateu)
  • Chapter Six: Dialogues Among Diverse Women: Transforming Established Hegemonic Narratives in Associative Initiatives (Lídia Puigvert / Cristina Pulido)
  • Part Three: Cultural Production
  • Chapter Seven: Narrative Representations of Gendered Violence and Women’s Resistance in Francoist Spain: Dulce Chacón’s La voz dormida (2002) and Almudena Grandes’s Inés y la alegría (2010) (Sarah Leggott)
  • Chapter Eight: From The Rape of Europa to Art Against Gender Violence in Spanish Culture (Marián López Fernández Cao / Juan Carlos Gauli)
  • Chapter Nine: Homophobia, Ethical Witnessing, and the Matrix of Gendered Violence: Issues of Intersectionality in Luppi/Hornos’s Pasos (Alfredo Martínez-Expósito)
  • Chapter Ten: Ella(s): Resisting Victimhood, Unveiling Institutional Violence in Docufiction (Vera Burgos-Hernández)
  • Chapter Eleven: Carmina o revienta and Carmina y amén: Female Transgressions of Victimhood in Spanish Popular Cinema (María Castejón Leorza / Rebeca Maseda García)
  • Chapter Twelve: No More Victims: Changing the Script (Rebeca Maseda García / María José Gámez Fuentes)
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Series index

Gender and Violence
in Spanish Culture

From Vulnerability
to Accountability

Edited by
María José Gámez Fuentes
and Rebeca Maseda García

About the editors

María José Gámez Fuentes is Associate Professor at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellón, Spain). She has published extensively on the representation on gender violence and its transformation, has been the principal investigator for several research projects, and has acted as a consultant for private and public organisations regarding gender equality.

Rebeca Maseda García is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is the author of Ensayo sobre la contracicción: Virginia Woolf en la pantalla, and she has published numerous articles on film and gender, representations of trauma, and historical memory.

About the book

For the true exercise of citizenship to occur, gender violence must be eradicated, as it is not an interpersonal problem, but an attack on the very concept of democracy. Despite increasing social awareness and legal measures taken to fight gender violence, it is still prevalent worldwide. Even in a country such as Spain, praised in the UN Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women (2010) for its advanced approach on gender violence, the legal framework has proved insufficient and deeper sociocultural changes are needed. This book presents, in this respect, groundbreaking investigations in the realm of politics, activism, and cultural production that offer both a complex picture of the agents involved in its transformation and a nuanced panorama of initiatives that subvert the normative framework of recognition of victims of gender violence. As a result, the book chapters articulate a construction of the victim as a subject that reflects and acts upon her/his experience and vulnerability, and also adopt perspectives that frame accountability within the representational tradition, the community, and the state.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Advance Praise for

Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture

“This multivocal collection offers a nuanced account of the social rituals of normalization that set the conditions of gender violence and make it possible, ‘ordinary,’ and ultimately silenced. In delving into the intricacies of normative gender violence, the book interrogates the discursive matrices of gender and violence, as well as of the entrenched construction of gender-and-violence, including female victimhood and the paternalistic snares of recognition. Locally grounded and self-consciously situated, it powerfully reconsiders the current critical field of gender violence/power and its epistemological premises by suggesting new feminist conceptions (at once theoretical and political) of transformative critique and responsibility.”

—Athena Athanasiou, Professor of Social Anthropology and Gender Studies,

Panteion University, Greece; Co-author with Judith Butler

of Dispossession: The Performative in the Political

“This collection builds an arresting account of the configuration of gender violence in modern Spanish contexts, but it also proposes a conceptual reconfiguration. Gender violence and reactions to it are opened up from a series of disciplinary perspectives, acutely drawn together by the editors in an exemplary introduction. Activism, creativity, genuinely critical theory, and a progressive, often queered feminist politics traverse the collection. With the majority of the research originally conducted through the medium of Spanish and focusing on crucial case studies and sites of resistance in Spain, the collection brings to the English-speaking scholarly world new and exceptionally significant material that would otherwise be less well known.”

—Chris Perriam, Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;

Member of the Editorial Collective of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies and

of the Editorial Boards of the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Studies in Spanish &

Latin American Cinemas and Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures

part one

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

The Configuration of Gender Violence: A Matrix to Be Reloaded

María José Gámez Fuentes and Rebeca Maseda García

Part One: Theory and Politics

Chapter One: To Conceptualize Is to Politicize: Why Spain Has Acted as a Pioneer Regarding Gender Violence

Ana de Miguel Álvarez

Chapter Two: In the Wake of Ana Orantes: For an Ethical Representation of Violence Against Women

Juana Gallego Ayala

Chapter Three: Silenced Voices: Prostitutes, Lesbians, and “Bad Women” in Spanish Public Policies on Gender Violence

Emma Gómez Nicolau

Part Two: Activism and Associations

Chapter Four: Tactical Media and Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Fetishization and Counterhegemonic Frameworks of Recognition

Sonia Núñez Puente

Chapter Five: Feminist Activism and the Role of Memory in Revisiting the Discourse on Gender Violence in Spain

Laura Castillo Mateu

Chapter Six: Dialogues Among Diverse Women: Transforming Established Hegemonic Narratives in Associative Initiatives

Lídia Puigvert and Cristina Pulido←vii | viii→

Part Three: Cultural Production

Chapter Seven: Narrative Representations of Gendered Violence and Women’s Resistance in Francoist Spain: Dulce Chacón’s La voz dormida (2002) and Almudena Grandes’s Inés y la alegría (2010)

Sarah Leggott

Chapter Eight: From The Rape of Europa to Art Against Gender Violence in Spanish Culture

Marián López Fernández Cao and Juan Carlos Gauli

Chapter Nine: Homophobia, Ethical Witnessing, and the Matrix of Gendered Violence: Issues of Intersectionality in Luppi/Hornos’s Pasos

Alfredo Martínez-Expósito

Chapter Ten: Ella(s): Resisting Victimhood, Unveiling Institutional Violence in Docufiction

Vera Burgos-Hernández

Chapter Eleven: Carmina o revienta and Carmina y amén: Female Transgressions of Victimhood in Spanish Popular Cinema

María Castejón Leorza and Rebeca Maseda García

Chapter Twelve: No More Victims: Changing the Script

Rebeca Maseda García and María José Gámez Fuentes

Contributors

Index ←viii | ix→

Summary

For the true exercise of citizenship to occur, gender violence must be eradicated, as it is not an interpersonal problem, but an attack on the very concept of democracy. Despite increasing social awareness and legal measures taken to fight gender violence, it is still prevalent worldwide. Even in a country such as Spain, praised in the UN Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women (2010) for its advanced approach on gender violence, the legal framework has proved insufficient and deeper sociocultural changes are needed. This book presents, in this respect, groundbreaking investigations in the realm of politics, activism, and cultural production that offer both a complex picture of the agents involved in its transformation and a nuanced panorama of initiatives that subvert the normative framework of recognition of victims of gender violence. As a result, the book chapters articulate a construction of the victim as a subject that reflects and acts upon his/her experience and vulnerability, and also adopt perspectives that frame accountability within the representational tradition, the community, and the state.

Details

Pages
XIV, 236
ISBN (PDF)
9781433139994
ISBN (ePUB)
9781433140006
ISBN (MOBI)
9781433140013
ISBN (Book)
9781433139987
Language
English
Publication date
2018 (January)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2018. XIV, 236 pp., 4 b/w ill.

Biographical notes

María José Gámez Fuentes (Volume editor) Rebeca Maseda García (Volume editor)

María José Gámez Fuentes is Associate Professor at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellón, Spain). She has published extensively on the representation on gender violence and its transformation, has been the principal investigator for several research projects, and has acted as a consultant for private and public organisations regarding gender equality. Rebeca Maseda García is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is the author of Ensayo sobre la contracicción: Virginia Woolf en la pantalla, and she has published numerous articles on film and gender, representations of trauma, and historical memory.

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