Colonial scientificmedical documentary films and the legitimization of an ideal state in post-war Spain

Carlos Tabernero, Isabel Jiménez-Lucena, Jorge Molero-Mesa

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Abstract

© 2017, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz. All rights reserved. This paper explores the role of film and medical-health practices and discourses in the building and legitimating strategies of Franco’s fascist regime in Spain. The analysis of five medical-colonial documentary films produced during the 1940s explores the relationship between mass media communication practices and technoscientific knowledge production, circulation and management processes. These films portray a non-problematic colonial space where social order is articulated through scientific-medical practices and discourses that match the regime’s need to consolidate and legitimize itself while asserting the inclusion-exclusion dynamics involved in the definition of social prototypes through processes of medicalization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-369
JournalHistoria, Ciencias, Saude - Manguinhos
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Franco’s regime
  • Inclusion-exclusion
  • Medical-colonial films
  • Medicalization
  • Scientific discourse

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