Buy The New Spaniards 2Rev Ed by John Hooper (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to John Hooper’s fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the. A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. The restoration of democracy in heralded.

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SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: ‘The New Spaniards’ by John Hooper – Caroline Angus Baker

This means that Hooper is silent about very recent developments, in particular, the ongoing debate about the legacy of the Spanish civil war that has been triggered by the discovery of several mass graves throughout the country. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. So I am heartily grateful, both to Hooper and to Tremlett, for now I feel fairly knowledgeable about my new home. Iberian peninsula physical features and main towns.

In 31 chapters all the major bases are covered. Will the Catholic church continue to play a central role in Spanish life?

Jun 12, Brittany Erwin rated it liked it. The little anecdotes at the beginning of each chapter give you hope, but still dry. It’s very engaging and, therefore, a very quick read.

What was less predictable was the rate at which change unfolded, in almost every aspect of Spanish life, always sooner rather than later. Aug 04, Sairam Krishnan rated it really liked it.


Centrifugal Forces] is well developed as is the chapter dealing with immigration [Chapter 21]. Dec 08, Pages. The New Spaniards is a book which has sat on my to-read shelf for far too long. The New Spaniards is an overall explanation of every aspect of Spanish history, with a focus on current history after Franco.

He makes clear that Spain is a very diverse country with strong differences between the north and the south and also makes clear that to day Spain is a country very very far of the tipical concept that foreigners spaaniards of a land tbe ignorant,violent,machist intolerant,deeply religious ,sexual reprimed people and that is not a flamenco,paella,bullfight homogeneus nation.

Sep 04, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: That was not the case with “The New Spaniards. Regardless of your opinions on the subject, any reader can gain johb the information shared by the author.

He has lived in every major capital in ths Europe – Paris, Madrid, Rome and Berlin – and speaks fluently all five major languages of western Europe.

It is no exaggeration to say that the book is comprehensive. Other highlights include a chapter that focuses upon bullfighting and flamenco as honored and long-standing cultural traditions that nonetheless are undergoing changes that reflect the larger cultural shifts affecting Spain generally.

From that first year-long stay throughI twice returned to Spain as a graduate student and once, the last, in order to complete a post-doctoral study.

Given the central role of its civil war in its recent past, what residual effects, if any, are still being played out? Tremlett is personal and immediate; he is married to a Spaniard, has children in Spanish schools, and thus has a lot invested in the future of Spain.


For me, one of the final sections on changing traditions was especially fascinating.

The New Spaniards by John Hooper

Anyone who has even the vaguest of interest in Spain should add this to their reading shelves. About The New Spaniards A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. Hooper, by contrast, is scholarly and maintains a historical perspective throughout.

Since, my encounters with the Peninsula have occurred vicariously, through friends, books and internet news.

The New Spaniards

Email required Address never made public. South from Granada by Gerald Brenan, Goodreads helps you thr track of books you want to read. There is a lot of political detail, perhaps a bit too much, but it is all explained and leads well on for the author to make good valid points in summarising Spain’s current state.

An interesting reading and tje very fluent and pleasant writing. New StatesmanLondon Hooper. A must read if you are going to the A very comprehensive book that gives you an idea of the history of Spain and how that has shaped the current culture of Spain. Dec 08, Pages Buy. What makes contemporary Spain so interesting can be summarized in a single word — change.

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