Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain: The Transition to Democracy After Franco
This is a book about the role of culture in social change and the Spanish transition to democracy after Franco. Laura Desfor Edles takes a distinctively culturalist approach to the 'strategy of consensus' deployed by the Spanish elite and uses systematic textual interpretation (with a particular focus on Spanish newspapers) to show how a new symbolic framework emerged in post-Franco Spain which enabled the resolution of specific events critical to the success of the transition. In addition to uncovering underlying processes of symbolization, she shows that politico-historical transitions can themselves be understood as ritual processes, involving as they do phases and symbols of separation, liminality and re-aggregation.
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Theories of transition and transitions in theory
a history of divisions and democracy
the core representations of
the first democratic elections
The 1977 Moncloa Pacts and the ritualization
Conflict and consensus in the institutionalization of Spanish
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Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain: The Transition to Democracy after Franco
Laura Desfor Edles
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