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Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Brittany P. Kennedy


For centuries, Spain and the South have existed on the margins of U.S. and European identities—as much for the Francoist and Jim Crow periods as for their “exotic” cultures and sunny beaches attractive to tourists worldwide. Between Distant Modernities theorizes this trans-Atlantic link to show exactly how Spanish and Southern exceptionality became a performance developed as a specific response to modernity, and its perceived threat of homogenization, in the United States and Europe across the twentieth century. Seeing the War of 1898 as a climactic moment, this book begins by exploring the wr ... More

Keywords: Performance Studies, Modernism, Francoism, Jim Crow, Transatlantic Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461978
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brittany P. Kennedy, author
Tulane University