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The insecure city : space, power, and mobility in Beirut

Author: Kristin V Monroe
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Urban anthropologist Kristin Monroe takes urban anthropology in a new and meaningful direction--the story of traffic in the Middle East, focusing on Beirut. As bombs reappeared recently following an impasse between competing political groups and their international backers, residents of the city were forced to contend with many forms of insecurity, forging their lives amid a contentious, often violent, political and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin V Monroe
ISBN: 9780813574653 081357465X 9780813574646 0813574641
OCLC Number: 944961549
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: exploring mobility in Beirut --
The privatized city --
The space of war --
Politics and public space --
Securing Beirut --
The "chaos" of driving --
"There is no state."
Responsibility: Kristin V. Monroe.
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Fifteen years after the end of a protracted civil war, Beirut broke out in violence once again, forcing residents to contend with many forms of insecurity, amid an often violent landscape. Providing  Read more...

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