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The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain : Beyond the Secular City.

Author: Antonio Cordoba; Daniel García-Donoso
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015.
Series: Hispanic urban studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how modernity, the urban, and the sacred overlap in fundamental ways in contemporary Spain. Urban spaces have traditionally been seen as the original sites of modernity, history, progress, and a Weberian systematic disenchantment of the world, while the sacred has been linked to the natural, the rural, mythical past origins, and exemption from historical change. This collection problematizes such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cordoba, Antonio.
Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain : Beyond the Secular City.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Cordoba; Daniel García-Donoso
ISBN: 9781137600202 1137600209
OCLC Number: 964412311
Description: 1 online resource (234 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Notes; Works Cited; Chapter 1: The Sacred in€Madrid's Soundscape: Toward an€Aural Hygiene, 1856-1907; The San Bernardino Band; Conquering the€Public Space; The Band and€Social Aid; Public Disorders; Note; Works Cited; Chapter 2: Sacred, Sublime, and€Supernatural: Religion and€the€Spanish Capital in€Nineteenth-ƯCentury Fantastic Narratives; Material Modernity and€Renunciation of€the€Sacred in€the€Spanish Capital; The City as€Mysterium Tremendum; A Haunted Modernity in€"La mujer alta"; The Supernatural Cityscape in€"Celín"; Notes. Works CitedChapter 3: The Modern Usurer Consecrates the€City: Circulation and€Displacements in€the€Torquemada Series; Mobility and€Spatial Subjectivities; Streets as€Source of€Income; Streets as€Sacred Spaces; Returning to€the€Straight and€Narrow Path; Resacralizing the€City: A€Walk in€the€Periphery; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Chapter 4: Spirituality and€Publicity in€Barcelona, 1929: Performing Citizenship between Tradition and€Avant-Garde; Notes; Works Cited; Chapter 5: The Places of€the€Subject: Abjection and€the€Transcendent City in€Nada and€La plaça del Diamant; Approaching Abjection. Accounting through AbjectionTemporary Transcendence: Purification in€the€Specular Cityscape; Notes; Works Cited; Chapter 6: Living Off the€Exception: Biopolitical Modernity and€Sacratio in€Francoist Spain; Notes; Works Cited; Chapter 7: Urban Avatars of€"El Maligno": Sacredness in€Álex de la Iglesia's El día de la bestia and€Manuel Martín Cuenca's Caníbal; Avatars of€the€Sacred in€El día de la bestia; The Specter of€the€Sacred in€Caníbal; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 8: Searching the€Soul of€the€City in€Rafael Chirbes's Crematorio; Historicizing Misent; The Haunting Geography of€Misent; Notes. Works CitedChapter 9: A New Heaven for€a€New Earth: Religion in€the€Contemporary Spanish Novel; All Things New; Write: For€These Words Are True and€Faithful; On the€East Three Gates; And I€Saw No Temple Therein; And the€City Had No Need of€the€Sun; See Thou Do It Not; Notes; Works Cited; Chapter 10: Media Landscapes of€a€Well-Dressed Multitude: The€City and€the€Individual in€Velvet and€El tiempo entre costuras; Introduction: The€City and€the€Sacred; Velvet: Life in€the€Secular Cathedral; El tiempo entre costuras: Life on€the€White Streets; Conclusion; Works Cited. Afterword: The€Temple and€the€City-Contaminations of€the€Sacred in€Modernista BarcelonaNotes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Hispanic urban studies.

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