Cairo cosmopolitan : politics, culture, and urban space in the globalized Middle East / edited by Diane Singerman and Paul Amar. - Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006. - xvii, 542 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction : contesting myths, critiquing cosmopolitanism, and creating the new Cairo school of urban studies /​ Diane Singerman and Paul Amar
1. Cairo as neo-liberal capital? : from walled city to gated communities /​ Eric Denis
2. Cairo as capital of socialist revolution? /​ Omnia El Shakry
3. Cairo as regional/​global economic capital? /​ Leila Vignal and Eric Denis
4. Cairo as global/​regional cultural capital? /​ Said Sadek
5. Egyptianizing the American dream : Nasr City's shopping malls, public order, and the privatized military /​ Mona Abaza
6. Cafe Latte and Caesar salad : cosmopolitan belonging in Cairo's coffee shops /​ Anouk de Koning
7. From Dubai to Cairo : competing global cities, models, and shifting centers of influence? /​ Yasser Elsheshtawy
8. Keeping him connected : globalization and the production of locality in Cairo /​ Farha Ghannam
9. Reconstructing Islamic Cairo : forces at work /​ Caroline Williams
10. Urban transformations : social control at al-Rifa'i Mosque and Sultan Hasan Square /​ Yasser Elsheshtawy
11. Pyramids and alleys : global dynamics and local strategies in Giza /​ Petra Kuppinger
12. Belle-epoque Cairo : the politics of refurbishing the downtown business district /​ Galila El Kadi and Dalila ElKerdany
13. Upper Egyptian regionally based communities in Cairo : traditional or modern forms of urbanization? /​ Catherine Miller
14. Place, class, and race in the Barabra cafe : Nubians in Egyptian media /​ Elizabeth A. Smith
15. When the lights go down in Cairo : cinema as global crossroads and space of playful resistance /​ Walter Armbrust
16. A round trip to Isma'iliya : Cairo's media exiles, television innovation, and provincial citizenship /​ Fanny Colonna
17. Mulids of Cairo : Sufi guilds, popular celebrations, and the 'roller-coaster landscape' of the resignified city /​ Anna Madoeuf
18. The Giza zoo : reappropriating public spaces, reimagining urban beauty /​ Vincent Battesti
19. Egypt's pop-music clashes and the 'world-crossing' destinies of Muhammad 'Ali street musicians /​ Nicolas Puig
Afterword : whose Cairo? /​ Nezar AlSayyad.

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