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Transnational Flamenco

Exchange and the Individual in British and Spanish Flamenco Culture


Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tenley Martin
    Pages 1-27
  3. Tenley Martin
    Pages 111-166
  4. Tenley Martin
    Pages 167-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-296

About this book


This book provides insight into how flamenco travels, the forms it assumes in new locales, and the reciprocal effects on the original scene. 

Utilising a postnational approach to cultural identity, Martin explores the role of non-native culture brokers in cultural transmission. This concept, referred to as ‘cosmopolitan human hubs’, builds on Kiwan and Meinhof’s ‘hubs’ theory of network migration to move cultural migration and globalisation studies forwards. Martin outlines a post-globalisation flamenco culture through analysis of ethnographic research carried out in the UK, Sevilla and Madrid. Insight into these glocal scenes characterises flamenco as a historically globalized art complex,represented in various hubs around the world.

This alternative approach to music migration and globalisation studies will be of interest to students and scholars across leisure studies, musicology, sociology and anthropology.



Spanish culture Flamenca Brittanica Sevilla Cultural exchange postnational cultural identity Madrid Andalucia globalisation glocal

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Film, Music and Performing ArtLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

About the authors

Tenley Martin is Senior Lecturer in Music at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transnational Flamenco
  • Book Subtitle Exchange and the Individual in British and Spanish Flamenco Culture
  • Authors Tenley Martin
  • Series Title Leisure Studies in a Global Era
  • Series Abbreviated Title Leisure Studies in a Global Era
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37198-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37201-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37199-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Sport and Leisure
    Sociology of Culture
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“This is a book about individuals, and his house was a meeting place between Spanish and London flamenco for decades. If you want to hear the voices of the people who create flamenco in Britain and to think about what that creative action involves and achieves, Tenley Martin’s book is the best available guide.” (Brendan Larvor, Flamenco News, January, 2021)