Spectacle and Topophilia
Reading Early Modern and Postmodern Hispanic Cultures
This volume explores the intersection between theories of the modern spectacle--from Jose Antonio Maravall's conceptualization of the spectacular culture of the baroque to the Frankfurt School's theorization of mass culture, to Baudrillard's notion of the simulacrum, to Guy Debord's understanding of the society of the spectacle--and the findings of the emerging fields of urban studies, landscape studies, and, generally speaking, studies of space.
"...a very productive interdisciplinary analysis which will be helpful for readers interested in the construction of modern cultural identities."
"This volume is ambitious, wide-ranging, and framed in a way that makes it a lasting contribution to the field of Hispanic Cultural Geography."
--Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos