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Urban violence in the Middle East : changing cityscapes in the transformation from empire to nation state

Author: Ulrike Freitag; Nelida Fuccaro; Nora Lafi; Claudia Ghrawi
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
Series: Space and place, v. 14.
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"Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, this volume explores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil general developments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Eastern contexts. By situating incidents in particular processes and conflicts, the case studies seek to counter notions of a violent Middle East in order to foster a new understanding of violence beyond that of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrike Freitag; Nelida Fuccaro; Nora Lafi; Claudia Ghrawi
ISBN: 9781782385837 1782385835
OCLC Number: 896862154
Description: x, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Urban violence in the Middle East changing cityscapes in the transition from empire to nation state / Claudia Ghrawi, Fatemeh Masjedi, Nelida Fuccaro, Ulrike Freitag --
Part I. Managing and employing violence --
Mapping and scaling urban violence : the 1800 insurrection in Cairo / Nora Lafi --
A capital challenge : managing violence and disorders in late Ottoman Istanbul / Noémi Levy-Aksu --
Gendered obscenity : women's tongues, men's phalluses and the state's fist in the making of urban norm in interwar Egypt / Hanan Hammad --
Part II. Symbolic politics of violence --
Urban violence, the Muharram processions and the transformation of Iranian urban society : the case of Dezful / Reza Masoudi Nejad --
Symbolic politics and urban violence in late Ottoman Jeddah / Ulrike Freitag --
Part III. Communal violence and its discontents --
The 1850 uprising in Aleppo : reconsidering the explanatory power of sectarian argumentations / Feras Krimsti --
The city as a stage for a violent spectacle : the massacres of Armenians in istanbul in 1895-96 / Florian Riedler --
Transforming the holy city : from communal clashes to urban violence : the Nebi Musa riots in 1920 / Roberto Mazza --
Part IV. Oil cities : spatiality and violence --
On lines and fences : labour, community and violence in an oil city / Rasmus Christian Elling --
Reading oil as urban violence : Kirkuk and its oil conurbation, 1927-1958 / Nelida Fuccaro --
Structural and physical violence in Saudi Arabian oil towns, 1953-1956 / Claudia Ghrawi --
Afterword: Urban injustice, urban violence and the revolution : reflections on Cairo / Khaled Adham.
Series Title: Space and place, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi, and Nora Lafi.

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