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Vilaseca, Stephen Luis

Works: 9 works in 28 publications in 3 languages and 1,104 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD7287.96.S712, 307.76094672
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Luis Vilaseca
Barcelonan okupas : squatter power! by Stephen Luis Vilaseca( )

11 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power! is the first book to combine close-readings of the representations of Spanish squatters known as okupas with the study of everyday life, built environment, and city planning in Barcelona. Vilaseca broadens the scope of Spanish cultural studies by integrating into it notions of embodied cognition and affect that respond to the city before and against the fixed relations of capitalism. Social transformation, as demonstrated by the okupas, is possible when city and art interrelate, not through capital or the urbanization of consciousness but through bodily thought. The okupas reconfigure the way thoughts, words, images and bodily responses are linked by evoking and communicating the idea of free exchange and openness through art (poetry, music, performance art, the plastic arts, graffiti, urban art and cinema); and by acting out and rehearsing these ideas in the practice of squatting. The okupas challenge society to differentiate the images and representations instituted by state domination or capitalist exploitation from the subversive potential of imagination. The okupas unify theory and practice, word and body, in pursuit of a positive, social vision that might serve humanity and lead the way out of the current problems caused by capitalism
Anarchist socialism in early twentieth-century Spain : a Ricardo Mella anthology by Stephen Luis Vilaseca( )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an invaluable glimpse into Spanish anarchism for English language speakers. Vilaseca capably reflects on where his voice sits in relation to Mellas, offering an account that is hybridized, lively, and highly relevant to the contemporary moment of social struggle." --Simon Springer, Professor, Human Geography and Anarchist Studies, The University of Newcastle, Australia "We have a vital need for works like this book by Stephen Vilaseca, which rediscovers, translates, and puts in their contexts the works of activist Ricardo Mella. Most welcome!" -- Federico Ferretti, Associate Professor, Cultural and Historical Geography, University College Dublin, Ireland "This anthology will inspire contemporary revolutionaries who want to recall the roots of the debates, principles, and utopias proposed by early anarchists and socialists." -- Miguel A. Martínez, Professor, Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden "This book provides a much-needed introduction to a central figure in the history of the Spanish anarchist movement. The incisive introductory essays bring Mellas work into dialogue with current theoretical and activist approaches in urban studies and other fields." -- Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College, USA, author of Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War This book is the first English translation of and critical introduction to Ideario, a collection of newspaper and journal articles written by Spanish anarchist Ricardo Mella. Given that Mella is virtually unknown to the English-speaking world, this book provides readers access to his extensive body of work about Spain, human nature, and a world increasingly dominated by capitalism. Suitable for both the general public interested in learning more about anarchist ideas and for scholars studying twentieth-century Spain, the three introductory essays help to introduce Mella, ground his work in the context of Spanish anarchism, and draw connections between Mella and the urban. Step hen Luis Vilasecas translation is accessible and engaging. Stephen Luis Vilaseca is Associate Professor of Spanish at Northern Illinois University and co-Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. He is the author of Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power! (2013)
Traveling across the geographies of resistance in contemporary Spanish Peninsular literature by Stephen Luis Vilaseca( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural geographers are interested in studying the geography of culture. How does culture shape the experience of everyday life? What is the shape and structure of social relations in society? Who determines the shape of these relations? This dissertation positions itself within cultural geography, and, like a pilgrimage, takes the reader on a journey to visit various sites of castration in the Lacanian sense. The peregrination begins in Spain during the 1940s and extends to the 1990s. The sites of castration to be visited are located across three time periods--(1) early Francoism, (2) late Francoism through the Transition to democracy, and (3) the 1990s--and within two hegemonic discourses, namely the Francoist ideology and capitalism. The contestation of space brought on by castration produced by the Francoist ideology and by capitalism will be examined over three generations in Spain: the Generation of 1950, the Generation of 1968, and Generation X. The three sites of castration (first, the spaces of intimacy of the Generation of 1950; second, the expansion of the public space by the Generation of 1968; and third, the "wound culture" of Generation X) are found in nine novels produced by Spanish authors representative of each generation. The body of this dissertation will demonstrate that any form of resistance, or reclaiming of the phallic function, must have a spatial determination, either directly or indirectly
La contra-hegemonia como tactica cultural en dos obras teatrales de Paloma Pedrero by Jeffrey Bainbridge( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the relationship between Paloma Pedrero's plays, Esta noche en el parque and De noche a alba, as they explore the evolution of gender roles in a post Franco Spain. After the death of General Franco Spain launched into a transition to democracy. In its wake, as the balance of power transformed the body politic, the traditional gender roles were in equal upheaval and redefinition. With selected theoretical references to Antonio Gramsci and Michel Foucault, this thesis explores how Pedrero's works hone in on the nucleus of these renegotiations placing the interpersonal nature of the relationship under the microscope
La musica y el cine durante la Movida madrilena como un movimiento politico y cultural by Salvador Macias( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The research I have done for this thesis is about the songs and movies that were created during la Movida madrilena during the decades of the seventies and eighties, and how this art served as an influence for those Spaniards who wanted to live with more freedom. In this thesis I analyze lyrics, as well as movies from the most predominant artist of that time; artists such as Alaska, Miguel Bose, Nacha Pop, Hombres G, Mecano, or the great film maker Pedro Almodovar, amongst other ones, are the ones in which I focused my research. Seeing these arts up close and what happened during its time, I have come to the conclusion that the art which came to be during la Movida, served as a political and cultural movement for the generation of those two decades, as well as for the coming generations
Text to street: Urban cultural studies as theorization and practice( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This editorial questions the accepted view among militant researchers in the academy and radical activists outside of it that activism is not possible within higher education. The notion that theory is not practice fails to see that humanistic enquiry does not take place outside of material reality. Thinking and doing cannot be compartmentalized. They form part of greater cultural processes. This editorial argues that research and courses addressing urban cultural studies can offer the space to imagine activism both inside and outside our classrooms and institutions
Un paso adelante, dos pasos atras : la mujer española en insolacion y nada by Sarah Elizabeth Minogue( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During the 19th and 20th centuries, Spanish women struggled to maintain the rights and independence they deserve. In present day, this challenge persists. Though much progress has been made, the author posits that the position of Spanish women has also regressed in many ways. Using the novels Insolacion by Emilia Pardo Bazan and Nada by Carmen Laforet as the analyzed texts, the author provides evidence to prove that overall, Spanish women have not experienced the true freedom and equality they are entitled to
Cultural studies, behind the scenes: Notes on the craft of interdisciplinary scholarship( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Through the Looking Glass: Windows to 'Cities in the Luso-Hispanic World'( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This editorial opens the special issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies titled 'Cities in the Luso-Hispanic World' by suggesting that these introductory pages are transparent panes of glass on a vehicle of transportation passing through and linking the research articles that make up this special volume. The editorial's narrative movement is not unlike that of a car driving through the urban spaces of a city, and the eight authors' analyses are not unlike the moving images of cityscapes flashing before the car's windows. The above metaphor of the narration as a ride through urban space serves to situate a variety of topics (movement, visibility, images, representations, rhythms, noise, heritage, reified capital in the form of buildings, and circulation of people and cultural products) as part and parcel of specific urban contexts, including Lisbon (Portugal), Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil), Mexico City (Mexico), and Madrid and Córdoba (Spain) through poetry, novels, film, sound and architecture. Running through each contribution is the ongoing enquiry on how urban processes manifest culturally in Luso-Hispanic regions, and at a variety of scales, with special attention to bodies moving in, through, and around specific urban centres
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Alternative Names
Luis Vilaseca, Stephen

Vilaseca, S. L.

Vilaseca, Stephen

Vilaseca, Stephen L.

English (25)

Spanish (1)