Cartographies of Madrid

Ed. Silvia Bermúdez and Anthony L. Geist

One of this book's goals is to evaluate the complex ways that Madrid has served as the political, economic, and cultural capital of the Global South from the end of the Franco dictatorship to the present. The other is to examine the city as lived experience, where citizens contest capital's push to shape urban space in its own image through activities of the imagination.

Cartographies of Madrid, available from Vanderbilt University Press

Table of Contents


Madrid as a Capital of the Global South and the Global North: Mapping Competing Cartographies and Spatial Resistance
Silvia Bermúdez and Anthony L. Geist 

Part I. Capitalizing on Visual and Literary Cultures, and Challenging Urban Exclusion

Chapter 1

Madriz es mucho Madrid”: The Capital Role of Graphic Arts in Identity Formation
Anthony L. Geist

Chapter 2

Rebel Cities: Madrid and the Cultural Contestation of Space
Malcolm Alan Compitello 

Chapter 3

Practices of Oppositional Literacy in the 15-M Movement in Madrid
Jonathan Snyder 

Chapter 4

Acabar Madrid: “Future Perfect” Utopianism and the Possibility of Counter-Neoliberal Urbanization in the Spanish Capital
Eli Evans

Chapter 5

Trash as Theme and Aesthetic in Elvira Navarro’s La trabajadora
Susan Larson

Part II. Sites of Memory

Chapter 6

Institutional Sites of Remembrance: Monuments and Archives of the 11-M Train Bombings
Jill Robbins

Chapter 7

The Politics of Public Memory in Madrid Now: From an “Olympic Capital of Impunity” to “Omnia sunt communia?”
Scott Boehm

Part III. Madrid as Lived Experience

Chapter 8

The Train That Gave Women a Voice
Alicia Luna

Chapter 9

Madrid Municipal Elections 2015: A Time of Change
Rosa M. Tristán

Chapter 10

Historical Perspectives: From Madrid as Villa y Corte to After Carmena, What?
Edward Baker 


Madrid and the Traps of Exceptionality
Estrella de Diego and Luis Martín-Estudillo