In transculturation, cultures nurture each other but also change each other, through a dynamic of transformation. Galicia is a prime area of study for this transcultural dynamic. Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context: Movable Identities argues that migrations, population flows and complex interactions between center and periphery characterize the entwined developments of Galician and Spanish national identities.
Through examining questions of presence and absence, territoriality and diaspora, longing and belonging, the author argues that Galicia and Spain are essential to understanding transculturation in a global context. Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context recuperates spaces of Galician identity by bringing together the study of media such as music, film, and the Web.
This book offers a far-reaching and original analysis of Galician identity in the contemporary, global world. In particular, this book bridges the literature/culture divide by focusing on the dialectics between literary texts and sociological accounts, historiography, music, and film. This work showcases how all of these cultural productions contribute to the construction of a peripheral, yet global Galician national identity.