Glasgow's Italian Centres: narrative, identity, regeneration

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Abstract

This essay is the first interdisciplinary account of literary and non-fictional responses to the Italian Centre – a mixed-use development in Glasgow City Centre - since its inception and completion in the 1980s and 1990s. The essay argues that this early and important example of Glasgow City Council’s regeneration of the Merchant City district became a contested terrain for historic and emerging ideas about civic and national identity, cosmopolitanism and social inclusion. By examining a range of little-studied narratives – novels, architectural reviews, city marketing, interviews with the architect, visual narratives and autobiographies - I consider how these narratives promote or critique the ‘culture-led regeneration’ that the Centre embodied.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Research Companion on Architecture, Literature and the City
EditorsJonathan Charley
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Chapter18
Pages306-326
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315613154
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2018

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  • Glasgow
  • architecture
  • design
  • The Italian Centre
  • urban regeneration
  • Merchant City

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Edwards, S. (2018). Glasgow's Italian Centres: narrative, identity, regeneration. In J. Charley (Ed.), The Routledge Research Companion on Architecture, Literature and the City (pp. 306-326). Abingdon.
Edwards, Sarah. / Glasgow's Italian Centres : narrative, identity, regeneration. The Routledge Research Companion on Architecture, Literature and the City. editor / Jonathan Charley. Abingdon, 2018. pp. 306-326
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