This volume will explore how ‘scenes’ provide a new analytical frame to map and compare more precisely how and why neighborhoods, cities, countries, and civilizational regions vary across the globe. It will present unprecedented findings from Spain and France that will highlight the unique cultural context of Latin Scenes that distinguishes them from other scenes around the globe.
This volume highlights how and why themes often discussed as Northern or Southern, especially but not uniquely European, operate and vary. New interpretations come from comparisons often within Spain and France, since we find powerful distinctive neighborhoods and regions ranging from Seville to northern France. These cultural dynamics are increasingly explicit axes of analysis, interpretation, and sometimes conflict, as we move beyond thinking primarily in terms of income, race, class as occupational inequality, and immigration, unqualified.