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Part 1: 1. Nuevo Flamenco: to be or not to be (Gypsy) 2. Serrat, Raimon and the Nova Canco. The Catalan musical resistance against Franco's dictatorship 3. Radical Rock. Identities and utopies in Basque popular music 4. We're on the Celtic Fringe! Celtic Music and the semiological construction of Galicia as a nation Part 2: 5. From Cuba with love. Rhythms and revolutions in Spanish popular dance music since the 19th century. 6. Jazz-band, women and trangression in Spanish lyric theatre from the 1920th revue to the 1940th musical comedy. 7. Swinging modernity, avoiding democracy. Jazz in Franco's Spain (1939-1959).8. La Movida. Popular music and modernity discourses in democratic Spain Part 3: 9. Translating Elvis. Transcultural processes and lyrics adaptations in contemporary Spanish popular music. 10. Migration and musical practices in multicultural Spain. 11. Antonia Font is not a woman. Surrealistic influences in post-Franco Spanish pop. 12. Managing the exotic. Trading topics for the global market Part 4: 13. Sounding Spanish Postwar. Canciones para despues de una guerra and music as emotional memory. 14. Behind the screen. Popular songs in Spanish cinema (from Concha Piquer to Pedro Almodovar). 15. Music and Spanish television: live performance, Eurovision and net TV

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Silvia Martinez is Head of the Musicology Department at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya and Assistant Professor of Popular Music at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Hector Fouce teaches Communications at Complutense University in Madrid and Popular Music at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).


"... this collection reminds us of how much can be learned from what are often situated as the margins.... The idea of 'nation' is thus under challenge from within and without, as these essays insightfully disclose. The collection is not only a selection of case studies on internal heterogeneity, but also on Spain's response to musical globalisation."

-Bruce Johnson, Macquarie University, University of Turku, University of Glasgow, IASPM@Journal vol. 5 no. 2

"Made in Spain not only provides us with the first comprehensive overview of Spanish popular music, but also offers the international reader a vision of Spanish music as told by indigenous researchers, which allows for the dismissal of unfounded stereotypes and a reflection on the notions of centre and periphery in academia. This is an extraordinary step towards the consolidation of popular music studies in Spain."

- Teresa Fraile in VOLUME!

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