Over 30 million foreigners travel to Spain every year - more than any other country, yet all but a handful see little of the country besides the holiday costas. This book describes the real Spain that has emerged since the death of Franco, a country of immense industrial and cultural creativity, of police trade unions and wife-swapping bars, a federal monarchy with a tax-paying king, a welfare state in which three-quarters of the unemployed do not qualify for assistance. Unlike many books on Spain, this book eschews politics to focus on the society and how it functions. The book won the Allen Lane Award.
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Descripción Sep 01, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería VF-PPTH-9HUW
Descripción Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0140131914
Descripción Penguin Books, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In recent years Spain has placed itself firmly on the international map, hosting events such as the Middle East Peace Conference, Expo 92 and the Barcelona Olympics. Yet few of the millions who visit Spain see beyond the hotels and resorts of its coastline. The restoration of democracy in 1977 heralded a period of intense change that continues today. Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to gambling, from changing sexual mores to rising crime rates, John Hooper's fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the 1990s. Including some 100,000 words of additional material, this edition has new chapters on - among other things - Spain under Socialism, women's changing role, bullfighting, the progress of Spain's remarkable experiment with regional home rule and what he calls 'the cult of excess'. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0140131914
Descripción Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0140131914
Descripción Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110140131914