Journal article

EL DESCANSO DEL GUERRERO: LA TRANSFORMACIÓN DE LA MASCULINIDAD EXCOMBATIENTE FRANQUISTA (1939-1965) The recreation of the warrior: The transformation of the Francoist veterans' masculinity (1939-1965)

Angel Alcalde

HISTORIA Y POLITICA | CENTRO ESTUDIOS POLITICOS CONSTITUCIONALES | Published : 2017

Abstract

The establishment of the Franco regime entailed the consolidation of a set of ultra-conservative, Catholic, and fascist gender roles, as well as masculinity ideals. However, Francoist masculinity has been largely neglected by historians. This article examines the historical evolution of Francoist war veterans as a manly archetype. The article argues that this ideal of masculinity was hegemonic during most part of the dic¬tatorship. By analysing journalistic, literary and filmic sources, and by observing the intimate and familiar dimension of the lives of men who fought and won the Spanish Civil War, the article explains the implications and transformations of such manly ideal, which drew on ..

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