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Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Luis Moreno-Caballud


This book studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and through social movements such as the Indignados have challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the ‘transition to democracy’, intellectuals and ‘experts’ have leg ... More

Keywords: peer-to-peer social networks, Spanish economic crisis, intellectual elitism, technocracy, consumerist culture, modernization, Spain, high culture, cultures of anyone, digital networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381939
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Moreno-Caballud, author
University of Pennsylvania