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Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Middle East
     

Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Middle East

by Diane Singerman
 

ISBN-10: 9774249283

ISBN-13: 9789774249280

Pub. Date: 06/30/2006

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The

Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt's future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo's popular neighborhoods. These dynamics

Overview

Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt's future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo's popular neighborhoods. These dynamics produce surprising contradictions and juxtapositions that are coming to define today's Middle East.

The original publication of this volume launched the Cairo School of Urban Studies, committed to fusing political-economy and ethnographic methods and sensitive to ambivalence and contingency, to reveal the new contours and patterns of modern power emerging in the urban frame.

Contributors: Mona Abaza, Nezar AlSayyad, Paul Amar, Walter Armbrust, Vincent Battesti, Fanny Colonna, Eric Denis, Dalila ElKerdany, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Farha Ghannam, Galila El Kadi, Anouk de Koning, Petra Kuppinger, Anna Madoeuf, Catherine Miller, Nicolas Puig, Said Sadek, Omnia El Shakry, Diane Singerman, Elizabeth A. Smith, Leïla Vignal, Caroline Williams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789774249280
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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