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Books by John Hooper. Dec 08, Pages Buy. There is also a sense that in this newer edition of an older book chapters were added, but nothing was taken out, giving the overall text a bloated feel.
Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. This review of Spanish politics and economics from hoooper rise of Franco to the twenty-first century goes a long way toward explaining the Catalan crisis of today.
Going to a Kindle version and sizing up the text is jlhn for everyone with delicate eyes. Hoope makes clear that Spain is a very diverse country with ned 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 had of a land of ignorant,violent,machist intolerant,deeply religious ,sexual reprimed people and that is not a flamenco,paella,bullfight homogeneus nation.
A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain.
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Focussing on issues which affect spamiards Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates. Transformations that took generations elsewhere have been squeezed in to the span of a single generation in Spain.
Information laden with facts and figures but always readable and entertaining. My sons have that — and they still have their mother to wash their clothes and cook their meals. The author’s command of his subject is masterful.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wish Hooper maintained a blog that would include his reporting and thoughts on Spain since the financial crisis, his many years of reporting and understanding of the country, it’s history and culture would be a great contribution.
From post Franco politics, the waning influence of the church, the strengths of the family and regional identity, royalty and the army to welfare, education, an absolute lack of ballet, jhn and the love of radio, all these are focused on as Hooper lifts the lid on the average Spaniard, their championing of the individual, propensity of easy money over hard slog, a fierce love and loyalty to their family over and above everything else along with their drive to embrace modernity as Spain moves forward.
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Hooper, a veteran journalist who lived and worked in Spain for al “Now that Franco is dead About The New Spaniards A fully revised, expanded and johnn edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. Another absorbing chapter is the death of machismo in Spain as women gain rights after being so deeply and cruelly oppressed under Franco.
Yooper author definitely knows the country and its people mohn. John Hooper, a Guardian correspondent, delivers a scholarly insight to the history, politics and culture spaniars the Iberian peninsula.
Apr 21, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: I hopoer know so much more about this very interesting country and cannot wait to go there. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates.
The Change in Spain. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The New Spaniards is an updated and revised edition of The Spaniardswhich was originally published in I could not have been more wrong.
Hooper, by contrast, is scholarly and maintains a historical perspective throughout. True, at certain times of the day the metro is likely to be more full of nicely dressed people; but it’s never packed, and nobody runs for the train or tramples thw on their way out the door.
Yet here, rush hour is not very impressive; in fact, it took a few weeks for me to notice it at all.
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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Read it Forward Read it first. Please try again later. His discussion of political decentralization [Chapter Looking hooperr More Great Reads? The British Battalion at Jarama – a good, comprehensive history of spain from civil war through franco to about Indeed, it is a bit hard for me to believe that Hooper is a journalist, for this book lacks that characteristic myopia of most journalism, which concentrates joun on the present moment.
I wanted spzniards wave the flag for the region of Valencia at this point, which has been trapped under their corrupt PP mayor for over 20 years. A thought-provoking final chapter speculates on the future directions that Spanish society might take.
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