The Necropolitics of Spain’s Civil War Dead

  • Alison Ribeiro de MenezesEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)


Ribeiro de Menezes explores the political life of Spain’s Civil War dead in terms of the necropolitics that have shaped public memory and amnesia. Proposing that memory horizons are constantly shifting according to the demands and concerns of the present, the author offers a reading of the main commemorations of those who died in the war—including the iconic stories of José Antonio Primo de Rivera and Federico García Lorca—before noting that remembrance goes hand in hand with forgetting. Celebrated victims can be read within particular paradigms which obscure other victims and war dead. Ribeiro de Menezes thus concludes with a reflection on Moroccan soldiers who fought on both sides in the war and whose memory has been largely ignored in recent memory discussions.


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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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