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Manuel Delgado

Distinguished professor of Anthropology at the University of Barcelona.

Manuel Delgado has a degree in Art History and a PhD in Anthropology (Barcelona University). Since 1986, he has been a staff lecturer in Religious Ethnology in the Department of Social Anthropology at the same university. He is a board member of the Institut Català d’Antropologia and the European Association of Social Anthropology. He has given talks and courses at various universities. His work has centred particularly on the construction of ethnicity and exclusion strategies in urban contexts. He is also interested in cultural representations in the city and new forms of religion in the contemporary world. He was curator of the exhibition “The City of Difference” in Barcelona, Madrid, Marseilles, La Coruña and San Sebastian. He is director of the “Biblioteca del Ciudadano” collection for Editorial Bellaterra. He is a regular contributor to national and international magazines, and is editor of Antropología social (Proa, Barcelona, 1994), among others. He is the author of De la muerte de un dios (Península, Barcelona, 1986), La ira sagrada (Humanidades, Barcelona, 1992), Las palabras de Otro hombre (Muchnik, Barcelona, 1993), Diversidad e integración (Empúries, Barcelona, 1998), El animal público (Anagrama Essay Prize, Anagrama, Barcelona, 1999), Elogi del vianant (Ediciones 1984, Barcelona, 2005), Sociedades movedizas (Anagrama, Barcelona, 2007), La ciudad mentirosa (La Catarata, Madrid, 2007) and El espacio público como ideología (La Catarata, Madrid, 2011).

Manuel Delgado Blog

Update: 7 October 2013



Post-it City

Ciutats ocasionals / Ciudades ocasionales / Occasional urbanities

Has participated in

Xavier Theros

Presentation of the book «Barcelona a cau d'orella»

Xcentric Workshop 2012

The Whole World is Watching!!

Take away cultures

Influence of New Information Technologies in the Individual's Environment

Debate with Mario Gandelsonas, Manuel Delgado, Ramón Fons, Mercè Sala and Vicent Partal

Who is a Foreigner in the City?

Debate with Isaac Joseph and F. Javier de Lucas

The Urbs and the Future of the Diversity

Debate with Nathan Glazer and Saskia Sassen

Immigrant Integration Disintegration in Urban Areas

Debate with Jesús Contreras and Horacio Capel

Logic and Rhetoric of Exclusion

Debate with Diego López and Jairo Montoya

Immigration: the Right to the City

Debate with Tomàs Vidal, Carlota Solé and Manuel Delgado

Awaiting the City

Debate with Bruno de Meulder and Ubaldo Martínez Veiga


Debate with Leon Van Schaik, Manuel Delgado, Alex Wall and Xavier Costa

The City of Difference