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Cairo cosmopolitan : politics, culture, and urban space in the new globalized Middle East

Author: Diane Singerman; Paul Amar
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A social and political geography of contemporary Cairo, this volume examines vernacular world-making through a 'grounded cosmopolitan' approach that builds interdisciplinary methods for Middle East  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Singerman; Paul Amar
ISBN: 9774249283 9789774249280 9789774162893 9774162897 9781936190102 1936190109
OCLC Number: 70696483
Description: xvii, 542 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Contesting myths, critiquing cosmopolitanism, and creating the new Cairo school of urban studies / Diane Singerman and Paul Amar --
Cairo as neo-liberal capital? : from walled city to gated communities / Eric Denis --
Cairo as capital of socialist revolution? / Omnia El Shakry --
Cairo as regional/global economic capital? / Leïla Vignal and Eric Denis --
Cairo as global/regional cultural capital? / Said Sadek --
Egyptianizing the American dream : Nasr City's shopping malls, public order, and the privatized military / Mona Abaza --
Café latte and caesar salad : cosmopolitanism belonging in Cairo's coffee shops / Anouk de Koning --
From Dubai to Cairo : competing global cities, models, and shifting centers of influence? / Yasser Elsheshtawy --
Keeping him connected : globalization and the production of locality in Cairo / Farha Ghannam --
Reconstructing Islamic Cairo : forces at work / Caroline Williams --
Urban transformations : social control at al-Rifaʻi Mosque and Sultan Hasan Square / Yasser Elsheshtawy --
Pyramids and alleys : global dynamics and local strategies in Giza / Petra Kuppinger --
Belle-époque Cairo : the politics of refurbishing the downtown business district / Galila El Kadi and Dalila ElKerdany --
Upper Egyptian regionally based communities in Cairo : traditional or modern forms of urbanization? / Catherine Miller --
Place, class, and race in the Barbara café : Nubians in Egyptian media / Elizabeth A. Smith --
When the lights go down in Cairo : cinema as global crossroads and space of playful resistance / Walter Armbrust --
A round trip to Ismaʻiliya : Cairo's media exiles, television innovation, and provincial citizenship / Fanny Colonna --
Mulids of Cairo : Sufi guilds, popular celebrations, and the "roller-coaster landscape" of the resignified city / Anna Madoeuf --
The Giza Zoo : reappropriating public spaces, reimagining urban beauty / Vincent Battesti --
Egypt's pop-music clashes and the "world-crossing" destinies of Muhammad ʻAli Street musicians / Nicolas Puig --
Whose Cairo? / Nezar AlSayyad.
Responsibility: edited by Diane Singerman and Paul Amar.

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