Barcelona, City of Margins
Barcelona, City of Margins studies the creation of a space of dissent during the 1950s and 1960s that became the pillar of the protest movements in the final years of the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy. This space of dissent took shape in the margins of what is considered the official space of the city of Barcelona, revealing the interconnection of urbanism, literature, and photography in the formation of the political, social, and cultural movements to come in the seventies.
Olga Sendra Ferrer draws from theoretical readings on built environments, neighbourhoods, housing projects and developments, and everyday life within Spanish urban spaces. Literature and photography demonstrate the political value of cultural production and forms of cultural representation that occur from peripheral zones – those pushed aside by exclusionary politics, fascist forms of control, surveillance, and homogenization.
In search of the origins of the protest movements and counter culture that would come in the final years of the Franco regime, Barcelona, City of Margins asserts the value of urban movement and cultural practice as a challenge to the spatial and urbanistic regime of Francoism.
- Series: Toronto Iberic
- World Rights
- Page Count: 256 pages
- Illustrations: 20
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationOlga Sendra Ferrer is an assistant professor of Spanish at Wesleyan University.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Coming into Presence: Margin and Dissent in the Barcelona of Francoism
1. A Change of Pace: The Spatial Dimensions of the Franco Dictatorship
2. Breaking the Silence: The Cultural Mobilization of Francisco Candel
3. The Quiet Revolution of Photography: The Barcelona of Joan Colom
4. A Female City: Colita and the Conceptualization of Barcelona
Conclusion: The Elusive Landscape
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