The image of women in graphic and narrative representations Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • McGregor, Mandy Lea
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
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  • Spain in the early twentieth century was a country in constant transformation. The Segunda República Española and the Civil War brought social as well as political changes. As the Republicans and Nationalists fought for control, women, and Spanish society as a whole, fought to establish woman's identity in modern Spain. Images of women in Civil War propaganda posters and in novels reveal the complexities inherent in both Republican and Nationalist attitudes toward women. While Republicans sought to liberate women, Republican propaganda posters and literature demonstrate a tendency to relegate women to tradition roles. The Nationalists, on the other hand , endeavored to maintain women as submissive housewives. Nonetheless, Nationalist propaganda posters and literature often contradict this ideal with images of strong women. These contradictions expose the unstable attitudes toward women on both sides of the Civil War and the difficulties of establishing identity, especially for women, in the modern era.
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  • Polo de Bernabé, José Manuel
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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