Gender in Spanish Urban Spaces

Literary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium

  • Maria C. DiFrancesco
  • Debra J. Ochoa

Part of the Hispanic Urban Studies book series (HUS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Maria C. DiFrancesco, Debra J. Ochoa
    Pages 1-28
  3. Masculinities and Gender Dynamics in Urban Space

  4. Immigration and Female Subjectivity in Urban Peripheries

  5. Interior and Exterior Spaces of Gender in Madrid and Barcelona

  6. Gender and Migration in Urban Spaces

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-402

About this book


This edited collection examines the synergistic relationship between gender and urban space in post-millennium Spain. Despite the social progress Spain has made extending equal rights to all citizens, particularly in the wake of the Franco regime and radically liberating Transición, the fact remains that not all subjects—particularly, women, immigrants, and queers—possess equal autonomy. The book exposes visible shifts in power dynamics within the nation’s largest urban capitals—Madrid and Barcelona—and takes a hard look at more peripheral bedroom communities as all of these spaces reflect the discontent of a post-nationalistic, economically unstable Spain. As the contributors problematize notions of public and private space and disrupt gender binaries related with these, they aspire to engender discussion around civic status, the administration of space and the place of all citizens in a global world.


Urban Space Gender Spanish Culture Spatial Theory Madrid Barcelona Seville Valencia civic city feminism Fraser, Benjamin gay gender Lefebvre, Henri Harvey, David millenial urban studies private space public space

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria C. DiFrancesco
    • 1
  • Debra J. Ochoa
    • 2
  1. 1.Modern Languages & LiteraturesIthaca CollegeIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Modern Languages & LiteraturesTrinity UniversitySan AntonioUSA

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