Vindicación Feminista: translating feminism across national and historical boundaries during the Spanish transition to democracy

McNaughton, Alison (2018) Vindicación Feminista: translating feminism across national and historical boundaries during the Spanish transition to democracy. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This dissertation will examine Spanish feminist activism through the lens of Vindicación Feminista, published monthly 1976-1979. Vindicación Feminista was the first feminist magazine to emerge in the period which would become la transición from dictatorship to democracy. Within a relatively short lifespan, the periodical made a significant impact on both a national and international scale, becoming a key platform for the Spanish women’s movement at that time. Published in 2009, the full collection provides a wealth of insight into the women’s movement of the period and the transnational connections which were forged between activists and publications. Chapter I will first place Vindicación Feminista within its historical and political context. Analysis will then turn to the ways in which the publication presented itself as transnationally connected. Chapter II focuses on the transatlantic representations of Vindicación Feminista, focussing primarily on the connections made between off our backs in the United States and Spare Rib in the UK, comparable publications in terms of significance to each country’s respective women’s movement as well as their international focus. Together, these sections serve as a case study in transnational feminist exchanges and power relations, as portrayed by some of the most prominent publications of ‘second-wave’ women’s movements.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Feminism, translation, Spain, Spanish transition to democracy.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Supervisor's Name: Morris, Dr. Penelope, Henriette, Dr. Partzsch and Maud, Dr. Bracke
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Ms Alison McNaughton
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-30632
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 15:21
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 07:54

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