(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Representing Spain : cultural image and geographic knowledge in National Geographic’s articles on Spain (1888–1936)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Humanities: History, Geography and Art, Carlos III Univ., Madrid, ESPAGNE
(2) Dept. of Geography, Autonomous Univ., Barcelona, ESPAGNE
(3) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Santiago de Compostela, ESPAGNE


This article analyzes the vision of Spain conveyed by National Geographic Magazine (NGM) in the period from 1888 to 1936. Firstly, it examines the connections between the type of representations typically found in NGM and the cultural stereotypes that existed about Spain in the United States at the time, notions mainly rooted in the North American tradition of travel writing, as well as in US Hispanism. Secondly, it analyzes the image of Spain disseminated in NGM against the backdrop of the geo-historical, political, and socio-economic context of the country in this period, a particularly important analytical step given the profound differences between Spain and the US at the time. Special attention is paid to NGM’s editorial style (much more close to travel journalism than to academic geography descriptions of the country), as well as to the influence of Romantic paradigm and the importance given to Spain’s regional diversity in the image conveyed by the magazine


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no5 [pp. 539-556]

Bibliographic references : 75 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl. cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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