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    The global cultural capital: addressing the citizen and producing the city in Barcelona

    Balibrea, Mari Paz (2017) The global cultural capital: addressing the citizen and producing the city in Barcelona. The Contemporary City. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137535955.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book argues the crucial role of culture and cultural policies in defining the notion of urban citizenship in Barcelona since 1979. Through analysis of official documents, municipal publicity campaigns, sport – including the Olympic Games and Barcelona F.C – and film, Balibrea makes sense of the city as a global cultural destination and reveals how such transformation impacts local inhabitants. Scrutinizing municipal discourses on culture from the late 1970s, this interdisciplinary work unveils how ideas of the function and nature of citizenship articulate changing definitions of the city, from model to brand. Over the course of topics such as: tourism, social democracy and urban regeneration, Balibrea constructs an original argument for how the Barcelona image mobilizes neoliberal fantasies of subject transformation. A wide-ranging study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban geography, sociology and cultural studies.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 09:33
    Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 09:33
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20888

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