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Title Urban violence in the Middle East : changing cityscapes in the transformation from empire to nation state / edited by Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi and Nora Lafi
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 323 pages)
Series Space and place ; volume 14
Space and place ; v. 14
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 / NoƩmi 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
Summary "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 a meaningless and destructive social and political act. Contributions explore processes sparked by the transition from empires--Ottoman and Qajar, but also European--to the formation of nation states, and the resulting changes in cityscapes throughout the region"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City and town life -- Middle East -- History.
Community life -- Middle East -- History.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Middle East -- History.
Political culture -- Middle East -- History.
Social change -- Middle East -- History.
Sociology, Urban -- Middle East -- History.
Urban violence -- Middle East -- History.
Middle East -- Colonial influence.
Middle East -- Politics and government.
Middle East -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Freitag, Ulrike, editor
Fuccaro, Nelida, editor
Ghrawi, Claudia, editor
Lafi, Nora, editor
ISBN 1782385843 (electronic bk.)
9781782385844 (electronic bk.)