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HERNANDEZ CORDERO, Adrián. Public markets: Urban spaces in dispute. Iztapalapa. Rev. cienc. soc. humanid. [online]. 2017, vol.38, n.83, pp.165-186. ISSN 2007-9176.

The article aims to examine the transformations of public markets and the conflicts they involve. The analysis is focused on the markets La Boqueria and Santa Catalina, both in the city of Barcelona. The text is based on the concepts of gentrification, touristification and urban conflict. The methodology combines observations and secondary data review. The results suggest that the studied markets are subjects of important processes of change due to the implementation of neoliberal policies. In this context, tensions between different actors and urban struggles become visible as core questions of the debate.

Keywords : Retail trade; consumption; gentrification; touristification; Barcelona.

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