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Some parts are much better than others. A must read if you are going to the Iberian peninsula!!!! The New Spaniards does well to remind us how dramatic those changes have been.

The same could be said about all the chapters, whether they cover the arts, the royal family, bullfighting or Catalan politics. Inspired by Your Browsing History. But the degree of worldwide attention dedicated to the story provides a reminder that Spain, a beautiful and culturally rich nation of 46 million people, has emerged from the long and dreary isolation of the Franco dictatorship, and that its destiny is now linked with that of Europe generally. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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The book covered so many aspects of Spain- politics, economy, culture, people, military. What makes Spain and its people tick? The revisions were extensive, and thus this text does not feel at all outdated.

No single book on the list addresses them all, but the combined list was helpful in overcoming my initial disorientation. Hooper organises the material according to a few major themes: And perhaps because many Spaniards think that their country lags behind, they have fully and enthusiastically embraced modernity.


Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates. The New Spaniards is an updated and revised edition of The Spaniardswhich was originally published in I have had a love affair with Spain since the early s when I spent a year in Madrid studying both Castilian and the history of the peoples of the Peninsula. The Spanish attitude to work is, as far as I can tell, still quite different from both the United States and the northern European countries.

Also by John Hooper. So we are left with just lots and lots of chapters covering everything under the sun.

Trivia About The New Spaniards. Unfortunately though, it hoopet it a little tough to get through. Jan 16, Paul Haspel rated it really liked it. Overall this is a great read though, especially for history nerds, and I highly recommend it if you are traveling to Spain or just interested in their culture and history. Sep 04, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stay in Touch Sign up.

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The New Spaniards

The book traces Spanish history through its politics, paying particular attention to the recent and unlikely transition from dictatorship to democracy. This paragraph is sponsored by the Spanish Board of Tourism. Jul 12, John Bonelli rated it really liked it. The restoration of democracy in heralded a period of intense change that continues today. To ask other readers questions about The New Spaniardsplease sign up.

It hoopr all key facets of the modern Spanish state. It has both its strengths and its weaknesses, although it is clearly one of the more authoritative volumes in English. Hooper’s ideas always gave me new ways of looking at the Spanish people and the landscape they call home. A great deal has happened since that election including the world-wide recession that makes sections of the analysis either outdated or incomplete. Two words spanards describe this book: Jan 27, David rated it it was ok Shelves: A masterful essay Journalism at its best.


Dec 08, Pages. In short, Spnaiards recommend this book heartily; and I hope that it inspires you as much as it has me to ponder modern Spain. Another absorbing chapter is the death of machismo in Spaniarfs as women gain rights after being so deeply and cruelly oppressed under Franco. Unfortunately, the 2nd ed is already 10 years old. The book covers the period from roughly the death of Franco in to aboutleaving unaddressed, of course, the Torture.

A dictatorship has become a democracy. Indeed, Hooper begins this book with hooepr results of an international survey which found that, in Spain, there exists the biggest difference in basic values between the young and the old. The New Spaniards by John Hooper. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates.

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