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An admirer of Spain or of Spanish-speaking countries or peoples.

His·pan′o·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə) n.
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Someone who admires Spain, its culture, or its people, or that of another Spanish-speaking country.
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[hɪsˈpænəʊfaɪl] Nhispanófilo/a m/f
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During an era in which Operation Bootstrap's stress on modernity and consumerism demanded musical genres that could be (re)shaped in accordance with new, state-sponsored cultural tastes on the Island, jibaro music emerged as closely aligned with a highly racialized, Hispanophile origins myth that glorified the campesina/o while grounding Afro-Puerto Ricans exclusively in the past.
In part two, "Diaspora Contradicts," Garcia-Pena explores how what she terms rayano consciousness creates contravening narratives that act along geographic, racial, linguistic, and cultural borders to challenge the dominant discourse and historiography supporting the Hispanophile representation of what it means to be Dominican.
Jose Rizal, commenting on the painting, remarked that 'Luna has always been Hispanophile; he never wanted to paint anything against the Spaniards.' Graciano Lopez Jaena, a writer and sardonic observer of Philippine affairs, suggested that Luna should have added a Spanish friar blindfolding Filipinas, referring to the role of the Spanish missionaries in subjugating the native populace.
Thus, the author (a researcher at and former director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey) traces the presumed benevolence or triviality of enslavement in Puerto Rico, the favoring of a Spanish colonial whiteness (under a hispanophile discourse), and the insistence on a harmonious race mixture as discourses that thrive on a presumed contrast with the United States that also characterize Puerto Rico as morally superior.
Whether he was a crypto-Catholic Jesuit spy of simply a well-traveled Hispanophile, Mabbe could not have avoided the religious tensions that informed England.
In Chapter 1, Rodriguez dismantles the premises sustaining the pro-Hispanic discourse that corroborates the fictitious ethnicity of the Dominican "race." The concept of Dominican national identity was first initiated by nationalists of the nineteenth century emerging from the twenty-two years of Haitian occupation, but was perfected over time by the "theoretical Trujillismo" which fabricated its foundation upon the Hispanophile discourse of (racist) nationalism.
Children are not going to learn very much Spanish from this book, but its attractiveness could well kindle a spark to fire up a future Hispanophile. This review copy is going to an Icelandic goddaughter as a helpful introduction to two new languages.
He was also an Hispanophile, and an aficionado of the corrida and its inseparable partner, flamenco.