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Plan Rosebud 1

english | castellano

Plan Rosebud 1: Crime scene

Plan Rosebud 1 is focused on the recent social debate around “The Historical Memory Act” in Spain, and the current relations between the sites of memory and the politics of memory  that are produced through cultural industries. They are studied in details, in our case, through war tourism and commemorative tourism.
In Plan Rosebud 1we visit Museums and Commemorative Historical War Sites  and these materials  form  the main part of Plan Rosebud 1. This study, is not only limited to the Spain, and especially to the Spanish province of  Galicia (where I, and General  Franco  were born), but it is presented as a comparative study with war and commemorative tourism site in  Great Britain and Normandy as the European memory policy site  of the WWII. The reason to choose Great Britain  as more significant comparative variable was related to the fact that  Britain  is a well established European democracy with a completely different past from the one we have inherited from the Franco dictatorship and, nonetheless, as we discovered throughout the process, we have much more similar dynamics than expected in terms of  links between cultural industries and production of memory  (as an unstoppable and supra-state  phenomenon due to economic globalisation).  The politics of memory  is in fact  equally selective in relation to episodes that may contradict or question the compact and linear heroic narratives that are transmitted by the state or the media (I am referring, for example, to the  very low  interest in  research about the condition of German and Italian prisoner in detention  camps in the United Kingdom until very recently).

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Plan Rosebud
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