Remaking Ibieca

Rural Life in Aragon Under Franco

By Susan Friend Harding

Remaking Ibieca

238 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9677-8
    Published: January 2011

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Combining ethnography with historical and political economic analysis, Harding shows how the people of the Spanish village refashioned themselves and their society under Franco's regime. As they responded to market-oriented agrarian reforms between 1950 and 1975, they intended to preserve their way of life but as they decided to buy, sell, rent, and borrow in the new ways, they inadvertently became the agents of their own metamorphosis.

Originally published in 1984.

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"The experience of one village, as portrayed in the excellent andabsorbing Remaking Ibieca, evokes reflection both on the implications of modernization and the alienation that even some of us might feel from the lost worlds of our ancestors."--New York Times Book Review