Broadcasting the ‘Spanish Woman’. Nationalism and Female Radio Programmes During the Franco Regime
This paper aims to show how radio can be envisioned as a witness and agent of the transformations that operated during the forty-year Franco dictatorship in Spain. It analyses a number of radio scripts from the private station Radio Madrid to examine how the radio worked as a means to both affect and be affected by the sociopolitical events of the country. Its focus is on the discourse of programmes aimed at female audiences that exploited and re-educated housewives over the airwaves according to the regime’s interests. These programmes therefore served as a catalyst for state policies and the construction of the nationalist Project and also show the contradictions in the new femininity models manifested during the second Franco regime.
|Keywords||Media History, radio, Franco´s dictatorship, female broadcasts, nationalism, gender history|
|Publisher||Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis|
|Rights||Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)|
|Note||TMG Journal for Media History; Vol 22, No 2 (2019): Developing Radio Histories; 61-72|
Blanco Fajardo, Sergio. (2019). Broadcasting the ‘Spanish Woman’. Nationalism and Female Radio Programmes During the Franco Regime. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 22(2), 61–72. doi:10.18146/tmg.598