Madrid's Retiro Park as publicly-private space and the spatial problems of spatial theory

  title={Madrid's Retiro Park as publicly-private space and the spatial problems of spatial theory},
  author={Benjamin Fraser},
  journal={Social \& Cultural Geography},
  pages={673 - 700}
The scholarly focus on the production of space necessitates a thorough reassessment of the static categories employed in the analysis of spatial processes. Emphasizing space as a process, this essay calls attention to the recent implication of Madrid's Retiro Park in larger processes of capital accumulation. At the same time, it highlights the insufficiency of the tempting yet problematic distinction between public and private space that obtains in easy solutions to the struggles over city… 

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