Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain

Author(s): 
Ferrán, Ofelia
Author(s): 
Hilbink, Lisa
ISBN: 
9781138849952
Date published: 
March 2016
Hardback
Price: 
£90.00

This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the multiple legacies of Francoist violence in contemporary Spain, with a special focus on the exhumations of mass graves from the Civil War and post-war era. The various contributions frame their study within a broader reflection on the nature, function and legacies of state-sanctioned violence in its many forms. Offering perspectives from fields as varied as history, political science, literary and cultural studies, forensic and cultural anthropology, international human rights law, sociology, and art, this volume explores the multifaceted nature of a society’s reckoning with past violence.