Franco's Prisons : From Totalitarianism to Brutal Developmentalism 1939-1977. / Graham, Helen.


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The forty-year Franco dictatorship constitutes, for Europe and Spain, major unfinished business of its violent twentieth century. Legitimised by the Cold War, totalitarian Francoism was permitted as a Western client to transform its society brutally. The book explores how the all-pervasive prison system of the 1940s changed during the dictatorship’s subsequent decades, as Spain underwent a process of accelerated industrialisation and social uprooting (mass internal migration), whose combined intensity was, in European terms, second only to Stalin’s Russia. In offering an original study of Franco's penal system, the book analyses how and why the Franco dictatorship changed, but also how Francoism was able to become a political project which long outlived its originating dictatorship, and with what lasting consequences for Spain—and Europe—today.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 24 Sep 2019

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