|Forlag||Taylor and Francis|
|Serie||Planning, History and Environment Series|
|Emne||History of the Americas; Latin America; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Urban & municipal planning; Urban communities|
|Se flere detaljer|
Om Ordinary Places/Extraordinary Events
Clara Irazabal and her contributors explore the urban history of some of Latin America's great cities through studies of their public spaces and what has taken place there. The avenues and plazas of Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Bogotai, Sao Paulo, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires have been the backdrop for extraordinary, history-making events. While some argue that public spaces are a prerequisite for the expression, representation and reinforcement of democracy, they can equally be used in the pursuit of totalitarianism. Indeed, public spaces, in both the past and present, have been the site for the contestation by ordinary people of various stances on democracy and citizenship. By exploring the use and meaning of public spaces in Latin American cities, this book sheds light on contemporary definitions of citizenship and democracy in the Americas.