Also in the newspapers: Spanish women in defense of the 2nd Republic Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2011

start page

  • 25

end page

  • 44


  • 3


  • 5

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0874-8810

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1646-5954


  • This article analyzes the journalistic facet of a generation of Spanish women who were formed in the 1920s and 1930s; women who had an important public presence in the Republican years due to their struggle for freedoms and social progress. In order to gain a clearer understanding of this reality, we used a deductive and comparative perspective in our research. This perspective itself forms part of the theoretical framework of the history of communication and the new political history- two conceptual proposals which provide us with the opportunity to examine the internal factors in women's history. Our main aim in the article has been to recover the informative output that these women built up throughout the leading communication media at the time; an output which perhaps constitutes the least known aspect of a feminist collective which was so prominent in political or literary circles.


  • women; spain; civil war; journalism; 2nd republic