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Routledge Handbook on Middle East Cities

Edited by: Haim Yacobi , Mansour Nasasra

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138650749
eBook ISBN: 9781315625164
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315625164
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Book description

Presenting the current debate about cities in the Middle East from Sana?a, Beirut and Jerusalem to Cairo, Marrakesh and Gaza, the book explores urban planning and policy, migration, gender and identity as well as politics and economics of urban settings in the region.

This handbook moves beyond essentialist and reductive analyses of identity, urban politics, planning, and development in cities in the Middle East, and instead offers critical engagement with both historical and contemporary urban processes in the region. Approaching "Cities" as multi-dimensional sites, products of political processes, knowledge production and exchange, and local and global visions as well as spatial artefacts. Importantly, in the different case studies and theoretical approaches, there is no attempt to idealise urban politics, planning, and everyday life in the Middle East ?? which (as with many other cities elsewhere) are also situations of contestation and violence ?? but rather to highlight how cities in the region, and especially those which are understudied, revolve around issues of housing, infrastructure, participation and identity, amongst other concerns.

Analysing a variety of cities in the Middle East, the book is a significant contribution to Middle East Studies. It is an essential resource for students and academics interested in Geography, Regional and Urban Studies of the Middle East.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  In the Eyes of Some Britons Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Making of Tehran Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Dotting Urban Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Queer Urban Movements in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Home in the Middle Eastern City Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gaza's Historical Cycles of Prosperity and Destruction Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Erasing Memories of Palestine in Settler-Colonial Urban Space Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Beersheba and the Dynamics of a Palestinian City Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Understanding the Materiality of Suspicion Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  "A Demarcation in the Hearts" Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Tourism and Urbanism in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Politics of Building in Post-Revolution Tehran Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Revisting Sana'a's Urban Planning and Development Challenges Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Marrakesh Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Securitisation of Urban Electricity Supply Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Rise of a Saharan City Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Rethinking "Buliding Resilience" Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Erasing Palimpsest City Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Hebron Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Impact of Internal Displacement in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Can Integration Offer Iraqi Refugees in Damascus a Durable Solution? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Growth, Aspiration, and Consolidation in Ramallah Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Political Economy of Tourism Development in the Gulf Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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