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Cairo cosmopolitan : politics, culture, and urban space in the globalized Middle East / edited by Diane Singerman and Paul Amar.

Contributor(s): Singerman, Diane | Amar, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006Description: xvii, 542 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9774249283 ; 9789774249280 (pbk.).Subject(s): Urban policy -- Egypt -- Cairo | Social change -- Egypt -- Cairo | City and town life -- Egypt -- Cairo | Cairo (Egypt) -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 307.76096216 CAI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
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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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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