A thousand ruins: an alternative history of contemporary Spain.
Author(s): Alfredo González-Ruibal
An alternative history of late modern Spain can be narrated through its ruins. In this paper, I will examine the debris of different modernist dreams that were shattered by the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent dictatorship. I will argue that the ruins of utopia are not exactly remnants of the past, but of the future - or rather, an alternative time that is made of both. From this point of view, they allow us to problematize notions of temporality in archaeology and envisage richer archaeological narratives.
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- Ruin Memories: Materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2013
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A thousand ruins: an alternative history of contemporary Spain.. Alfredo González-Ruibal. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428613)
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