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Barcelona's Vocation of ModernityRise and Decline of an Urban Image$
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Joan Ramon Resina

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758321

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.001.0001

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From the Olympic Torch to the Universal Forum of Cultures

From the Olympic Torch to the Universal Forum of Cultures

The After-Image of Barcelona's Modernity

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(p.199) Chapter Seven From the Olympic Torch to the Universal Forum of Cultures
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Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.003.0008

Between the beginning of the twentieth century and the Civil War, Barcelona was still a Catalan city bound to its hinterland by familial ties and by the steady flow of people, foodstuffs, and manufactured goods that sustained its growth through a porous relation with the territory. Today, Barcelona is no longer connected to Catalonia through the motorway and the weekend residence, rather than kinship, history, or language. Rituals of self-display are held occasionally as a way of expediting urban renewal, such as the Universal Expositions of 1888 and 1929, the Olympic games of 1936 and 1992, a Catholic “Eucharistic” Congress in 1952, and the Universal Forum of Cultures in 2004. All of these events had a long-term impact on the city's physical configuration and public image. Catalanism, a broad, transversal movement, grew in importance throughout the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1980s, modernity became the ideology of a providentialist state in which spectacle took over politics.

Keywords:   Barcelona, public image, rituals, Catalonia, Olympic games, Catalanism, modernity, spectacle, politics, urban renewal

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