Folklore, Nation, and Gender in a Colonial Encounter: Coros y Danzas of the Sección Femenina of the Falange in Equatorial Guinea
Folklore, Nation, and Gender in a Colonial Encounter: Coros y Danzas of the Sección Femenina of the Falange in Equatorial GuineaCécile Stephanie Stehrenberger Afro - Hispanic Review | October 1, 2009
Focuses on Equatorial Guinea’s compliance with its obligations in relation to the fulfillment and realization of economic, social, and cultural rights. It presents and analyzes key indicators relating to the enjoyment of the rights to health, education, food, water, and housing, as well as selected indicators of state policy efforts. The analysis highlights key areas of apparent noncompliance by the state of Equatorial Guinea with the principles of progressive realization according to maximum available resources, prioritization of minimum core obligations, and the duty of non-discrimination.
"During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the Sección Femenina of the Falange - led by Pilar Primo de Rivera from its creation in 1934 until Franco's death in 1975 - played a pivotal role in organizing the Francoist home front, with responsibility for nursing wounded soldiers and for the distribution of clothing and food among civilians. In 1938, its role expanded to encompass a culture department, whose appointed tasks were to include the conservation of "authentic Spanish folklore." Coros y Danzas groups, formed in all provinces, were to rescue - through field work - dances that were supposedly near-forgotten, and to revitalize them through performance in front of gradually growing..."
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