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Urban Change and the European Left : Tales from the New Barcelona - Donald McNeill

Urban Change and the European Left

Tales from the New Barcelona

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415170628
Number Of Pages: 216

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Urban Change and the European Left looks at the way politicians and critics use the city to ground their political messages.
The book explores local narratives of urban change through ethnography, biography, travelogue, and social history. Drawing on novels, architectural commentaries, urban plans, political speeches, history and autobiography, Urban Change and the European Left provides accounts of public art, architecture, grassroots struggles, battles for control of the 1992 Olympics, and the city and Catalan identity.

List of illustrations
Introductionp. 1
A rough guide to the New Barcelonap. 7
Red heritage: Manuel Vazquez Montalban as socialist flaneurp. 23
Battles for Barcelonap. 55
The gospel according to Pasqual: mayor Maragall's new urban realismp. 82
Manuel Castells in the Eurocityp. 109
Designer socialism: the politics of architecture and public spacep. 136
Progressive futures?p. 168
Glossaryp. 179
Referencesp. 184
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780415170628
ISBN-10: 0415170621
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1