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To celebrate the release of "Music and the Making of Portugal and Spain: Nationalism and Identity Politics in the Iberian Peninsula", Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth is hosting an online book launch.
Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth is delighted to announce the publication of the volume Music and the Making of Portugal and Spain: Nationalism and Identity Politics in the Iberian Peninsula (University of Illinois Press), which has been co-edited with Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco and Samuel Llano.
What does music in Portugal and Spain reveal about the relationship between national and regional identity building? How do various actors use music to advance nationalism? How have state and international heritage regimes contributed to nationalist and regionalist projects? In this collection, contributors explore these and other essential questions from a range of interdisciplinary vantage points. The essays pay particular attention to the role played by the state in deciding what music represents Portuguese or Spanish identity. Topics include the ways the Salazar and Franco regimes adapted music to align with their ideological agendas; the twenty-first-century impact of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage program on some of Portugal and Spain’s expressive practices; and the tensions that arise between institutions and community in creating and recreating meanings and identity around music.