"Between globalization and localization there is a contradictory logic that somehow implies the almost complete integration of the metropolis into globalized capitalism. Behind this facade, however, is the real city, the shadow side of this dual urbanity. This duality is conformed by a net o relationships in both urban spaces: those globally homogenized and hose other spaces that are increasingly invisible: the informal urban economy. Growing spatial heterogeneity and polarization shapes the urban duality prompted by globalization. The "global" is then translated into practices that transform physical, social and cultural spaces in ways where the local and global dichotomy. Even though interrelated, these practices are also differentiated. Globalization can then be understood as a geography where social, cultural and psychosocial factors develop unevenly. The time-space compression, reflexive modernization, intertwined landscapes, a society of risks and fears, are all conceptual tools devised by a diverse group of scholars in their attempt at framing the effects of globalization. However, in the interstices of this global-local logic or glocalities, countercurrents of particular militant and unexpected practices spur. A multiplicity of objectives set forth by urban movements and identities are evidence of a globalization from below, demonstrated by people who locate themselves outside the global logic or who are simply excluded from the global and local contradictions. In the specific case of the city of Guadalajara the contradictions are clearly visible in the emergence of an electronic industry that by being linked to globalization simulates its own local model of silicon valley. Public spaces are substituted by gigantic shopping malls of transnational hypermarkets and neighborhoods are developed into gated communities that atomize urban space even more. Simultaneous to this process, diverse urban movements proliferate, street markets with copy goods appropriate the global and mock it in a hybridized translation."