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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Introduction: The Euphoric Politics of Postmodern Barcelona

in Thinking Barcelona

October 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 10680 words.

This book explores the ideological constructs that accompanied the conversion of Barcelona into a global city. The transformation of Barcelona must be interpreted in accordance with the...

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Thinking Barcelona

Edgar Illas.

October 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 244 pages.

This book studies the ideological work that redefined Barcelona during the 1980s and adapted the city to a new economy of tourism, culture, and services. The 1992 Olympic Games offered to...

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