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Barcelonan Okupas
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Acknowledgments Introduction: Okupas and the Entanglement of Word and Body in Barcelona The Wall Poem 1. Meet the Barcelonan Okupas (1997-2011) Defining Okupas The Originality of Okupas Okupas and Indignados: A Strategy of Alliance 2. Okupacion: Just Crime or Justifiable Protest? Newspapers Judges Divisions within the Tripartite 3. Representations of Okupas by Non-okupas Part I: Okupas, Catalanism, and Culture-Producing Factories in El cor de la ciutat Part II: Live, Laugh, Love: Squatting as Romantic Comedy and Problem-Free Philosophy in El Kaseron Part III: Between the Capitalist Monster and Monstrous Creativity: Literature about Okupas 4.Representations of Okupas by Okupas Part I: Nocturnal Politics in the Spanish film El taxista ful Part II: Jump Out the Window with Vicente Escolar Bautista in Libro de un 8/1 tumbado en el espejo (ocho cuartos de gasto...partido por uno) Conclusion: Sharing Ideas: Okupas and the U.S. Bibliography Index About the Author

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Stephen Luis Vilaseca is assistant professor of Spanish at Northern Illinois University and associate editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies.

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Vilaseca's study accomplishes its overall goal of introducing readers to the Barcelonan Okupas, their socio-political context, their history, and the many ways that they are seen and presented by themselves and others. The book's index is clear and thorough, and the bibliography includes URLs to help readers locate the Internet sources Vilaseca incorporates and analyzes. This text will be a useful resource for undergraduates as well as graduate students and professors of Spanish, cultural, and media studies. * Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies *

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