chapter  10
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Bibliographical commentary and bibliography of research on gender in Spanish history, politics, public policy, sociology, anthropology and ethnography since the 1920s, published in English (1971–2002)


It was not till the first half of the 1990s that scholarly interest led to further monographs. Three of the five new books confirmed what had by then become a constant theme of interest among historians, namely the extraordinary role Spanish women had played in the anarchist movement, in Republican politics and in the Civil War of the 1930s. They are Ackelsburg’s (1991) Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women, Mangini’s (1995) Memories of Resistance: Women’s Voices from the Spanish Civil War and Nash’s (1995) Defying Male Civilization: Women in the Spanish Civil War. Then came Brooksbank Jones’s broad treatment of the democratic era, already mentioned in our Introduction. The latest monograph in our bibliography is by Morcillo Gómez (2000) on gender ideology and Franco’s Spain, the only publication in English to deal exclusively with the long years of 1939-1975.