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Cooking for the Patria: The Seccion Femenina and the Politics of Food and Women during the Franco Years

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Cooking for the Patria: The Seccion Femenina and the Politics of Food and Women during the Franco Years

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dc.contributor.author Dunai, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T20:24:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T20:24:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-02
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20765
dc.description.abstract This study elucidates the importance of cooking manuals and recipe collections published by the Sección Femenina de la Falange (Women’s Section of the Falange, 1934-1977) during the Franco Dictatorship (1939-1975) in Spain. The organization emphasized its dedication to pursuing women’s interests to the political apparatus in its political rhetoric and experienced a substantial amount of autonomy from the Franco regime in communicating feminine ideals and social reform to the Spanish public. Recipes and cooking instruction provided the organization a unique way to access Spanish homes and reform the quotidian habits of Spanish women. The ideology of the Sección Femenina emphasized the importance of revolutionary reform beginning with the individual but desired to have a larger impact through housewives to improve the family and greater society. The Sección Femenina created an ideal for Spanish womanhood yet tried accommodated its femininity for individual variation of class, regional origin, and age. An investigation of cooking publications provides new insight to how the organization worked within the space prescribed by the Franco regime in hopes of reforming Spanish women, the home, and society. This thesis examines how the Sección Femenina used food ideology to communicate Falange ideology to women. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Spain en_US
dc.subject Food en_US
dc.subject Seccion Femenina en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Movimiento Nacional. Sección Femenina
dc.subject.lcsh Cookbooks -- Political aspects -- Spain -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Political activity -- Spain -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Fascism and women -- Spain -- History
dc.title Cooking for the Patria: The Seccion Femenina and the Politics of Food and Women during the Franco Years en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree History en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of History en_US
dc.description.advisor Sanabria, Enrique
dc.description.committee-member Ferguson, Eliza
dc.description.committee-member Bokovoy, Melissa
dc.description.committee-member Hutchinson, Elizabeth


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