From Mobilization to Civil War
The Politics of Polarization in the Spanish City of Gijon, 1900-1937
By (author) Pamela Beth Radcliff
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From Mobilization to Civil War by Pamela Beth Radcliff
Book DescriptionThis is a social history of political polarisation as it evolved in one city over three and a half decades before the Spanish Civil War. As such it is a book about the long-term origins of the War as seen 'from below'. More broadly it is an analysis of the evolution of political culture during the transition from elite to mass politics. The book focuses on the interplay between the three main forces that competed for political control: the conservative monarchist/Catholics, the democratic republicans, and the revolutionary trade movement. It is different from other Civil War studies, in trying to understand the relationship between organised political forces and the 'masses' they sought to reach. In doing so it reveals a rich canvas of participants and activities, from trade unions and strikes to female consumer riots.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521526593
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pamela Beth Radcliff
Making Democratic Citizens in Spain, Hardback (March 2011)
A fascinating study of the contribution of ordinary men and women to Spain's democratic transition of the 1970s. Radcliff argues that participants in neighbourhood and other associations experimented with new practices of civic participation that put pressure on the authoritarian state and made the building blocks of a future democratic citizenship
From Mobilization to Civil War, Hardback (February 1997)» View all books by Pamela Beth Radcliff
A local study of the origins of the Spanish Civil War at 'grass roots' level.
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