88 RESENAS SARA MUÑOZ-MURIANA. “Andando se hace el camino”. Calle y subjetividades marginales en la España del siglo XIX. Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2017. 348 pp. Nicholas Wolters “Andando se hace el camino”. Calle y subjetividades marginales en la España del siglo XIX identifies the street as an inevitable but significant backdrop for the increased visibility of what Muñoz-Muriana labels “subjetividades marginales” in theatrical works, short stories, and novels from the long nineteenth century in Spain. The dialogue Muñoz-Muriana sets up between “calle” and “subjetividades marginales” is enriched from the start by her framing of the marginal as a term that, on the one hand, may describe individuals who willingly or unwillingly evade established social norms peddled by an increasingly mainstream, bourgeois society, and, on the other, as a term that suggests a peripheral space that leads to, deviates from, and or circumvents geographical and institutional centers. Reminding readers of the symbiotic relationship between the street and the heterogeneous subjectivities that inscribe it with meaning, Muñoz-Muriana convincingly makes a case for this public space’s historical ability to bend to the desires and needs of those who live, work, walk, meander, shop, protest, struggle and thrive in nineteenth-century urban centers like Madrid.
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Published: Jan 3, 2019