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Author Sieburth, Stephanie Anne, author.

Title Survival songs : Conchita Piquer's coplas and Franco's regime of terror / Stephanie Sieburth.

Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series Toronto Iberic.
Toronto Iberic.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Conchita Piquer's Coplas as Psychotherapy -- Chapter One: Camouflage: The Psychology of Survival in Franco's Spain -- Chapter Two: An Introduction to the Copla and its Star Performer -- Chapter Three: Coping with Terror Through Popular Music: 'La Parrala' ('The Wine Lady') -- Chapter Four: Paradise Lost: 'Ojos verdes' ('Green Eyes') as Ritual of Separation -- Chapter Five: 'Tatuaje' ('Tattoo'), the Unburied Dead, and Complicated Grief -- Chapter Six: The 'Other Woman': 'Romance de la otra' as Ritual of Marginalization and Disenfranchised Grief -- Chapter Seven: Reasserting Personhood through Popular Song: 'Romance de valentia' ('Ballad of Bravery') and 'La Ruisenora' ('The Nightingale') -- Chapter Eight: When a Radio Song is the Meaning of Life: Mending the Torn Fabric of Identity through Narrative, Music and Interpretation -- Conclusion.
Summary Stephanie Sieburth's Survival Songs explores how a genre of Spanish popular music, the copla, as sung by legendary performer Conchita Piquer, helped Republican sympathizers to survive the Franco regime's dehumanizing treatment following the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).
Language notes Includes some song lyrics, in Spanish and English.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Piquer, Conchita, 1908-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Coplas -- Spain -- History and criticism.
Coplas -- Spain -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- Spain -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Spain -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Psychic trauma -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
Political persecution -- Spain -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Spain -- History -- 1939-1975.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Variant Title Conchita Piquer's coplas and Franco's regime of terror.
ISBN 9781442661448 (electronic bk.)
1442661445 (electronic bk.)