Ordinary Places/Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, Democracy and Public Space in Latin America

Ordinary Places/Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, Democracy and Public Space in Latin America

by Clara Irazabal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138909458
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Clara Irazábal is the Latin Lab Director and Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Ordinary Places, Extraordinary Events 1. Introduction: Citizenship, Democracy and Urban Space In Latin America Part 1: Cities, Democracies and Powers: The Politics of Spatial Appropriations and Social Representations 2. Political Appropriations of Public Space: Extraordinary Events in the Zócalo of Mexico City 3. Reinventing the Void: The Museum of Art of São Paulo and the Reshaping of Public Life along Avenida Paulista 4. Permanence of a Memorable Urban Space as a Place for Extraordinary Events: The Plaza of the Central Station in Santiago de Chile 5. Lima’s Historic Center: Old Places Shaping New Social Arrangements 6. The Plaza De Bolivar In Bogota: Place of Singularity, Multiplicity of Events  Part 2: Place, Citizenships and Nationhoods: Singularity of Place, Multiplicity of Projects 7. Space, Revolution, and Resistance: Ordinary Places and Extraordinary Events in Caracas 8. The Struggle for Urban Territories: Human Rights Activists in Buenos Aires 9. Events in the Metropolis: Public Space, Celebration, Citizenship, and Resistance in Rio de Janeiro 10. Iconic Voids and Social Identity in a Polycentric City: Havana from the 19th to the 21st Century 11. Unresolved Public Expressions of Anti-Trujillismo in Santo Domingo

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