Cities of the South: Citizenship and Exclusion in the 21st Century

Cities of the South: Citizenship and Exclusion in the 21st Century

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Overview

Major cities worldwide are caught in a whirlwind of change that is turning urban spaces into strategic sites where history is being rewritten. Migration, civil society, and an array of national and transnational players are transforming assumptions about citizenship in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

From the slums of Mumbai to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the new cities are altering the answers to one of mankind’s oldest questions: where do I belong?

Barbara Drieskens is a researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Beirut.

Franck Mermier is the director of contemporary studies at IFPO.

Heiko Wimmen is a program manager at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Beirut.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780863566110
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Barbara Drieskens is a researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Beirut. Franck Mermier is the Director of Contemporary Studies at IFPO, Beirut. Heiko Wimmen is a programme manager for the regional Middle East office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Beirut.

Table of Contents


Preface: Cities and Globalisation - Challenges for Citizenship   Kirsten Maas   Hekio Wimmen     7
Introduction: Towards New Cosmopolitisms   Barbara Drieskens   Franck Mermier     10
The Paradigm of the City   Jean-Francois Bayart     23
Cities in Motion
Europe without Borders: Migration Networks, Transnational Territories and Informal Activities   Alain Tarrius     47
The Emergence of a Consumer Society in the Middle East   Leila Vignal     68
Cairo Cosmopolitan: Citizenship, Urban Space, Publics and Inequality   Diane Singerman     82
Governing the City
Decentralisation and Its Paradoxes in Morocco   Myriam Catusse   Raffaele Cattedra   M'hammed Idrissi-Janati     113
Global City, Tribal Citizenship: Dubai's Paradox   Marc Lavergne     136
Demonstrations in Beirut   Melhem Chaoul     155
Spaces of Exclusion
From Refugee Camps to the Invention of Cities   Michel Agier     169
Of Other Global Cities: Frontiers, Zones, Camps   Engin F. Isin   Kim Rygiel     177
Redefining (Il)legal Boundaries   Mariana Cavalcanti     210
Imagining the City
The Politics of Istanbul's Ottoman Heritage in the Era ofGlobalism   Ayse Oncu     233
Post-Industrial Transitions   Vyjayanthi Rao     265
Beirut: Public Sphere of the Arab World?   Franck Mermier     280
Conclusion: 21st Century Cities of the South   Jean-Francois Bayart     305
Contributors     319
Index     323

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