visión de conjunto:Críticas ... this collection reminds us of how much can be learned from what are often situated as the margins.... The idea of 'nation' is thus under challenge from within and without as these essays insightfully disclose. The collection is not only a selection of case studies on internal heterogeneity but also on Spain’s response to musical globalisation. ―Bruce Johnson Macquarie University University of Turku University of Glasgow IASPM@Journal vol. 5 no. 2 Made in Spain not only provides us with the first comprehensive overview of Spanish popular music but also offers the international reader a vision of Spanish music as told by indigenous researchers which allows for the dismissal of unfounded stereotypes and a reflection on the notions of centre and periphery in academia. This is an extraordinary step towards the consolidation of popular music studies in Spain. - Teresa Fraile in VOLUME! Reseña del editor Made in Spain: Studies in Popular Music will serve as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history sociology and musicology of 20th century Spanish popular music. The volume will consist of 16 essays by leading scholars of Spanish music and will cover the major figures styles and social contexts of pop music in Spain. Although all the contributors are Spanish the essays will be expressly written for an international English-speaking audience. No knowledge of Spanish music or culture will be assumed. Each section will feature a brief introduction by the volume editors while each essay will provide adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Spanish popular music. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music followed by essays organized into thematic sections. Biografía del autor Sílvia Martínez is Head of the Musicology Department at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and Assistant Professor of Popular Music at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Héctor Fouce teaches Communications at Complutense University in Madrid and Popular Music at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).