The contributors ask the following questions:* What are the different rhetorical strategies employed by writers, artists, filmmakers, and activists to react to the degradation of life and climate change?* How are urban movements using environmental issues to resist corporate privatization of the commons?* What is the shape of Spanish debates on reproductive rights and biotechlogy?* What is the symbolic significance of the bullfighting debate and other human/animal issues in today's political turmoil in Spain?
Katarzyna Beilin is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. William Viestenz is Associate Professor of Spanish and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA.