JOHN HOOPER THE NEW SPANIARDS PDF

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That was not the case with “The New Spaniards. My sons have that — and they still have their mother to wash their clothes and cook their meals. This review of Spanish politics and economics from the rise of Franco to the twenty-first century goes a long way toward explaining the Catalan crisis of today.

If anyone wanted to learn from the past mistakes, hoo;er tips to succeed could well lie in the words of John Hooper. 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.

The New Spaniards by John Hooper

He was able to share a lot of information in the spaniatds. Prior to re Though I didn’t finish The New Spaniards before my trip to Spain as I had intended, Hooper’s comprehensive overview of the history, culture, economy, politics, and social customs of Hloper was illuminating both while I was there and in retrospect.

Across the book’s six sections, Hooper discusses political developments thr I chose this book because I thought it would provide an interesting cultural perspective of Spain.

Particularly intriguing are those parts of the book where Hooper discusses the tension between centralists in Madrid and cultural nationalists in areas like Catalonia, Galicia, and the Basque region. I have read much about bullfighting, but it can be hard to find anything written that does not either lean heavily in favour or against the art form. The attitudes of jew Spanish to themselves and indeed foreigners can be quite eyeopening. Bullfighting is covered in-depth with an unbiased yet accurate voice.

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John Hooper, a Guardian correspondent, delivers a scholarly insight to the history, politics and culture of the Iberian peninsula. Part of what it makes it so interesting is that is has quite an usual history, especially over the last years or so.

John Hooper is not such an author — the additional material is extensive and has been integrated into the earlier text with great care. The restoration of democracy in heralded a period of intense change that continues today.

Given the central role of its civil war in its recent past, what residual effects, if any, are still spankards played out?

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Tough to find good non-fiction on Spain in English, but this very readable overview of Spanish politics and culture since Franco by a British journalist is worth the time.

Jul 01, Ivy-Mabel Fling rated it it was amazing. The Ornament of the World: It’s very engaging and, therefore, a very quick read. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates.

Trivia About The New Spaniards. The final chapters on the arts [Chapters ] are also particularly informative. Hooper revisits spxniards “encyclopedia” of Spain to bring it into the 21st century. One has only to skim the history of modern Spain to be convinced that, in the last forty years, Spaniards have thrown themselves into the future. Two words to describe this book: Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side.

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The New Spaniards

A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. From post Franco politics, the waning influence of the church, the strengths of the family and regional identity, royalty and the army to welfare, education, an absolute lack of ballet, law and the love of radio, all these are focused on as Hooper lifts the lid on the average Spaniard, their championing of the individual, propensity of easy money over hard slog, a fierce love and loyalty to their family over and above everything else along with their drive to embrace modernity as Spain moves forward.

John Hooper’s fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the twenty-first century. I think that this work reads like a textbook, which is consistent with the amount of information it contains. Published October 26th by Penguin first published While looking for a list of good books on Spain, and being rather disappointed in what I found, I came across a book review by Davidwhich contains—aside from his great review—a list of reading materials on Spain.

Penguin UKOct 26, – History – pages.