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Author Illas, Edgar

Title Thinking Barcelona : Ideologies of a Global City / Edgar Illas
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures ; v. 7
Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone cultures.
Summary Thinking Barcelona studies the ideological work that redefined Barcelona during the 1980s and adapted the city to a new economy of tourism, culture, and services. It does so by examining political speeches and scripts of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games ceremonies, with special focus on Xavier Rubert de Ventós's screenplay for the reception of the flame in Empúries; the urban renewal of Barcelona directed by architect Oriol Bohigas; and fictional narratives by Quim Monzó, Francisco Casavella, Eduardo Mendoza, and Sergi Pàmies
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
SUBJECT Olympic Games (25th : 1992 : Barcelona, Spain) -- Infuence
Olympic Games fast
Subject City planning -- Political aspects -- Spain -- Barcelona
Urban renewal -- Spain -- Barcelona -- History -- 21st century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Spanish & Portuguese.
City planning -- Political aspects
Politics and government
Social conditions
Urban renewal
Barcelona (Spain) -- Civilization -- 21st century
Barcelona (Spain) -- History -- 21st century
Barcelona (Spain) -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Barcelona (Spain) -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Spain -- Barcelona
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846317873