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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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    Describing a range of important cultural fora, including the construction of the cultural policy of the post-Francoist city government, the citizenship practices inculcated during the planning and staging of the 1992 Olympics, and the identity politics behind FC Barcelona, the book provides a nuanced, and intellectually nourishing, analysis of how we have come to understand this celebrated city. Urban citizenship is used as common ground to analyze pre-democratic activism, (post)Olympic processes, sports and film, demonstrating how the Barcelona image mobilizes neoliberal fantasies of subject transformation. The book is unparalleled in its combination of theoretical grasp, historical specificity and insight into local-global residence, working at the crossroads of cultural, political, social, economic and urban discourses, and bringing together urban geography, sociology and cultural studies approaches.


    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Barcelona, cultural policies, F.C. Barcelona, Olympic Games; Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona; L'auberge espagnole, citizenship, creative cities
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Mari-Paz Balibrea Enriquez
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 13:19
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:49


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