Issue 6 of Dictatorships & Democracies now availableSubject: Arts and humanities22/01/19
From Brazilian poetry in Catalonia during the post-war period to protest songs and revolutionary poetry during the Sandinista Revolution; from the experience of the Organización de Izquierda Comunista in the 1970s to a review of studies on the Russian Revolution…
Diverse disciplines (politics, culture and economics) from different areas of the world but with a common denominator: the study of contemporary societies through the lens of social and intellectual movements and democratization processes.
“In the humanities and social sciences in general, journals with an interdisciplinary approach are increasingly more necessary because they foster dialogue between subjects and fields of study, which are usually excessively compartmentalized”, argues Dr Olívia Gassol, professor at the UOC’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and editor-in-chief of Dictatorships & Democracies.
It has been two and a half years since the journal jointly published by the UOC and Fundació Carles Pi i Sunyer expanded its thematic focus. “We are very happy with the results achieved so far”, adds Gassol.
What themes are covered in this issue?
Jordi Vilaró Berdusan
The way Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof overcame Francoist censorship. It follows the whole process that the play had to go through to achieve permission to be performed. The article includes fragments of the censors’ reports to illustrate theatre censorship’s criteria and mechanisms during the dictatorship.
Jordi Cerdà Subirachs
Brazilian poetry in Catalonia during the post-war period. By way of a final colophon in this article, two letters written by the poet Cabral de Melo to Joan Brossa are published.
- Universitat i patrons de gènere en el primer franquisme. Continuïtats i ruptures en l'ensenyament universitari: alumnes, doctorands i professores
Helena Saavedra Mitjans
The female university student population in the first period of the Franco regime (1939-1957) and throughout the 20th century (1917-1987). A study to assess the growth dynamic of women in the university system.
Julián Vadillo Muñoz
A literary review of the main works about the Russian Revolution and the lines of research recently opened.
- Política i línies d’acció de la Generalitat al primer exili a través de l’anàlisi de les seves finances. França, 1939–1940
Xavier Puigarnau Torelló
An analysis of the lines of action and political priorities of the Government of Catalonia through its finances in the first French exile.
- Vida i compromís militant en els anys setanta: l'experiència de la Organización de Izquierda Comunista (OIC)
Joel Sans Molas
Study on revolutionary left-wing organizations in Spain during the 1970s, taking as an example the Organización de Izquierda Comunista (Organization of Communist Left, OIC).
- Manifestacions artístiques contra la dictadura somozista: la cançó protesta i la poesia revolucionària a Nicaragua
Belén Amador Rodríguez, Johanna Gabriela Cisneros Palacios
A discourse analysis of musical pieces and poems to explore their role as instruments of mobilization during the Sandinista Revolution (1977-1979) in Nicaragua.