Spain After the Indignados/15M Movement

The 99% Speaks Out

  • Óscar Pereira-Zazo
  • Steven L. Torres

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Óscar Pereira-Zazo, Steven L. Torres
    Pages 1-17
  3. Political Crisis

  4. Economic Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Armando Fernández-Steinko
      Pages 91-108
  5. Environmental Crossroads

  6. Media Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Sebastiaan Faber, Bécquer Seguín
      Pages 171-187
  7. Social Mobilization

  8. Culture in Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Alberto San Juan
      Pages 273-277
    3. Belén Gopegui
      Pages 291-301
    4. David Becerra-Mayor
      Pages 303-320
    5. Óscar Pereira-Zazo, Steven L. Torres
      Pages 321-330
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 331-338

About this book


Spain After the Indignados/15M Movement explores how the aftershocks of the 2007 Great Recession restructured Spain’s political sphere and political imaginary. It brings together a representative sample of Spain’s leading progressive voices, including two of the five founding members of the Podemos party. The essays herein explore the areas of economics, politics, ecology, social change, media, and cultural politics in order to present a broad, critical account of contemporary Spain, with a special emphasis on emerging forms of sociopolitical contestation, self-organizing, democratic participation, and radical politics. The edited volume argues that Spanish cultural studies—which originally gravitated toward celebratory accounts of capitalist modernization, the cultural Movida and the advent of a postmodern Spain—must continue to build a new cultural politics that not only challenges the accepted narrative of the Spanish Transition to democracy, but that is committed to confronting the civilizatory challenges currently faced.

Óscar Pereira-Zazo teaches Spanish literature and cultural theory at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA. He is author of El Análisis de la Comunicación en Español and De cómo el Libro de buen amor llegó a serlo, and co-editor of two critical editions of the Book of the Archpriest of Hita.

Steven L. Torres teaches Spanish and Spanish literature and culture at the University of Nebraska Omaha, USA. He is a co-founder of ALCESXXI. Much of his research focusses on metacultural discourse and the complex relation between culture and politics. He is author of Discurso metacultural en España: Miguel de Unamuno.


Indignados Movement 15M Movement Podemos party Culture of the Transition Iberian Studies Second Bourbon Restoration post-materialism poliethics post-15M novel of the crisis cultural democratization

Editors and affiliations

  • Óscar Pereira-Zazo
    • 1
  • Steven L. Torres
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Modern Languages and LiteraturesUniversity of Nebraska–LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Department of Foreign Languages & LiteratureUniversity of Nebraska OmahaOmahaUSA

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