The squatters' movement: Urban counter-culture and alter-globalization dynamics
2007 (English)In: South European Society & Politics, ISSN 1360-8746, E-ISSN 1743-9612, Vol. 12, no 3, 379-398 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Squatting in abandoned houses and buildings in Spanish cities has been a continuous occurrence since the early 1980s. CSOAs (Ccntros Sociales Okupados y Autogestionados/Squatted and Self-Managed Social Centres) acquired greater public importance than buildings squatted only for housing purposes. Nevertheless, both forms of squatting have taken place simultaneously. This article delineates the main characteristics of this movement by taking into consideration: (a) spatial trends, (b) the ideological principles, (c) attempts at coordination and (d) the interrelationship with other social movements. This exercise develops a working definition of the squatters' movernent in Spain which allows us to argue that its repertoire of protest and political objectives represents an innovation in the cycle of alter-globalization demonstrations which the squatters' movement has actively joined.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2007. Vol. 12, no 3, 379-398 p.
squatting, urban movements, counter-culture, alter-globalization, Spain
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-319191DOI: 10.1080/13608740701495285ISI: 000257857300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-319191DiVA: diva2:1086369