Between leisure and medical discourse: The spa at the end-of-the-century Spanish culture

Alba Del Pozo García

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the presence of the spa as a chronotope in fin de siècle Spanish literature, establishing the relationship performed in these spaces between medical discourses and modern leisure. The aim is to analyse how the commodification of medical discourses contributes to destabilize essential notions about illness, gender and sexuality. Moreover, these processes are related to a fin de siècle crisis marked precisely by the revision of the binary oppositions between health and sickness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)699-712
    JournalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
    Volume91
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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