Barcelona, City of Margins

By Olga Sendra Ferrer

© 2022

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.

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  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Barcelona, City of Margins considers the impact of narrative and photography in the construction of urban space and social movements in Francoist Spain.

Barcelona, City of Margins

By Olga Sendra Ferrer

© 2022

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Olga Sendra Ferrer is an assistant professor of Spanish at Wesleyan University.
  • Table of contents

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgments

    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

    Notes
    Works Cited

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