Distinguished professor of Anthropology at the University of Barcelona.

Manuel Delgado

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).

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