Spanish National Identity, Colonial Power, and the Portrayal of Muslims and Jews during the Rif War (1909-27) [Hardback]

Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard(Author)

ISBN: 9781855663459 | Published by: Tamesis Books | Series: Monografías A | Volume: 394 | Year of Publication: 2021 | 210p, H9.25 x W6.25, 20 b/w illus.
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Spanish National Identity, Colonial Power, and the Portrayal of Muslims and Jews during the Rif War (1909-27)


Runner-up for the 2017-18 AHGBI-Spanish Embassy Publication Prize This book examines how anxieties about colonial power and national identity are reflected in Spanish literature, journalism, and photography of Moroccan Muslim and Jewish cultures during the Spanish colonisation of Northern Morocco from 1909 to 1927. This understudied period, known as the Rif War, is highly significant because of its role in shaping the identities that came into conflict in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Furthermore, the book makes a key contribution to Spanish colonial studies by offering a comparative analysis of Spanish representations of the Iberian Peninsula's cultural and historical relationship with Moroccan Muslims and Jews in this context, showing how conflicting visions of Spanish identity are portrayed through and in relation to them.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Muslims, Jews, and the Boundaries of the Spanish Nation

1. An Anxious Nation: The Rif War, National Identity, and Print Culture

2. 'Muslim Brothers and Spanish Jews': Race, Literature, and History in Discourses of Afnity between Spain and North Africa

3. 'Just as Uncivilised as We are': Afnity, National Fragility, and Socialist and Fascist Narratives of Colonialism in La ruta and Notas marruecas de un soldado

4. The 'Other' Races that Defne Us: Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and National Anxieties in Catholic Traditionalism and Africanist Orientalism

5. Un-making Spanish Men in Literature and Photography of the Colonial 'Disasters'

6. Conquering the 'Indecipherable Soul' of Morocco: Women behind the Veil, Urban Spaces, and Colonial Power

Afterword: Theorising Cultural Vulnerability in a Multicultural World


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