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Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa

Editors: Rieker, M., Ali, K. (Eds.)

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The essays in this book critically examine the ways in which gendered subjects negotiate their life-worlds in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African urban landscapes. They raise issues surrounding the city as a representative site of personal autonomy and political possibilities for women and/or men.

About the authors

MARTINA RIEKER is Associate Director, Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

KAMRAN ALI is Assistant Professor at University of Texas, Austin, USA.

Reviews

"Wide-reaching in its range of localities in the Global South, Rieker and Ali s framing argument for this collection of essays interrogates the efficacy of immutable epistemologies of urban space in modernist discourse . . .this powerful volume reveals through the lens of everyday stories how social space becomes a mediation of radical politics - at the conjuncture, the crossroads of the micrological stories of the everyday and the macrological dimensions of power." - Journal of Middle East Women s Studies

"The engaging essays in this book fill a major gap in our understanding of the dynamics of city space in the Global South - its gender dimension. An instructive volume." - Asef Bayat, Director of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), and ISIM Professor at Leiden University, The Netherlands.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ali, Kamran Asdar (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Gendering Urban Colonial Casablanca

    Maghraoui, Driss

    Pages 17-43

  • Morphologies of Social Flows

    Dahlgren, Susanne

    Pages 45-70

  • Pulp Fictions

    Ali, Kamran Asdar

    Pages 71-99

  • Race, Security, and Spatial Anxieties in the Postapartheid City

    Hansen, Thomas Blom

    Pages 101-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa
Editors
  • M. Rieker
  • K. Ali
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Martina Rieker and Kamran Asdar Ali
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61247-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230612471
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7523-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53586-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 239
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