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Cairo Contested

Cairo Contested
Author: Diane Singerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9774165004
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Offers a cross-disciplinary look at the public's role in the governance and remaking of Cairo, Egypt, as the government transforms urban spaces to encourage growth, tourism, security, and modernity.
Cairo Contested
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Diane Singerman
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Offers a cross-disciplinary look at the public's role in the governance and remaking of Cairo, Egypt, as the government transforms urban spaces to encourage growth, tourism, security, and modernity.
Cairo Contested
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Diane Singerman
Categories: Cairo (Egypt)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:
This volume explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. Suspicious of collective life and averse to power-sharing, Egyptian governance structures weaken but do not stop the public's role in the remaking of their city.
Cairo's Contested Garbage
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Wael Salah Fahmi
Categories: Refuse and refuse disposal
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09 - Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
The study explores the Zabaleen's contested geography and spatial strategies in relation to their right to inner city areas and future relocation to Cairo's suburban new settlements . Over the decades, the Zabaleen waste (garbage) collectors of Cairo, have created what is arguably one of the world's most efficient and sustainable resource-recovery and waste-recycling systems. Yet the continuation of this intricate relationship between community, environment and livelihood is jeopardised by the official privatisation of solid waste services through contracts with technology-intensive multinational corporations which threatens the sustainability of the garbage collectors communities. This situation was aggravated by recent official measures during the swine flu pandemic, which were mainly directed towards the Zabaleen's pigs rearing and waste recycling economy. In addition the authorities plan to move the Zabaleen activities further out of the city, claiming that this will turn their neighbourhoods into cleaner living environments.
Globalisierte Nahrungskrisen
Language: de
Pages: 470
Authors: Jörg Gertel
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag
Ernteausfälle in der Ukraine, spekulative Preissteigerungen am »Chicago Board of Trade« sowie die Milliardendollarumsätze von Getreidehändlern wie Cargill kombinieren sich mit wachsender Armut und prägen die Nahrungsunsicherheit. Selbst wenn in Kairo die Krisenursachen verborgen bleiben, ist eines klar: »Aish« - das ägyptische Synonym für Brot und Leben - wird immer teurer. Das Buch zeigt, wie im globalen Agro-Food-System Kairo zur Bruchzone neoliberaler Deregulation wird, und argumentiert, dass durch die Nahrungsmittel-Proteste 2008 bisher nur die Spitze globalisierter Nahrungskrisen sichtbar geworden ist.
Understanding Cairo
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: David Sims
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo. "This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city's eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo and a deep reading of informal urban processes, the city and its recent history are portrayed and mapped: the huge, spontaneous neighborhoods; housing; traffic and transport; city government; and its people and their enterprises. The book argues that understanding a city such as Cairo is not a daunting task as long as pre-conceived notions are discarded and care is taken to apprehend available information and to assess it with a critical eye. In the case of Cairo, this approach leads to a conclusion that the city can be considered a kind of success story, in spite of everything" -- Cover.
Quartiersentwicklung im globalen Süden
Language: de
Pages: 374
Authors: Uwe Altrock, Detlef Kurth, Ronald Kunze, Holger Schmidt, Gisela Schmitt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-08 - Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Die Texte des Bandes befassen sich schwerpunktmäßig mit den Erfahrungen der Quartiersentwicklung im Globalen Süden und der Frage, wie es gelingen kann, selbst in Situationen geringster Ressourcenverfügbarkeit und größter Not menschenwürdige Lebensbedingungen auf der Quartiersebene zu verwirklichen. Von diesen Beispielen können wir für unsere eigenen Herausforderungen auf unterschiedlichste Weise profitieren: zum einen in methodischer Hinsicht, stellen sie doch höchste Anforderungen an die Mobilisierung von Selbsthilfekräften und die Beteiligung von Bewohnerinnen und Bewohnern, wenn sie überhaupt ernsthaft an einer schrittweisen Aufwertung interessiert sind; zum anderen hinsichtlich des Umgangs mit den Einflüssen des globalen und lokalen Immobilienkapitals, das auf eine maximale Verwertung insbesondere von günstig gelegenen Lagen mit Quartieren geringer Dichte und immobilienwirtschaftliche Erträge abzielt und dabei nicht selten die Lebensbedingungen der ärmsten Städter fundamental in Frage stellt.
The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Roberto Rocco, Jan van Ballegooijen
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-02 - Publisher: Routledge
The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization investigates the mutual relationship between the struggle for political inclusion and processes of informal urbanization in different socio-political and cultural settings. It seeks a middle ground between two opposing perspectives on the political meaning of urban informality. The first, the ‘emancipatory perspective’, frames urban informality as a practice that fosters autonomy, entrepreneurship and social mobility. The other perspective, more critical, sees informality predominantly as a result of political exclusion, inequality, and poverty. Do we see urban informality as a fertile breeding ground for bottom-up democracy and more political participation? Or is urban informality indeed merely the result of a democratic deficit caused by governing autocratic elites and ineffective bureaucracies? This book displays a wide variety of political practices and narratives around these positions based on narratives conceived upon specific case cities. It investigates how processes of urbanization are politicized in countries in the Global South and in transition economies. The handbook explores 24 cities in the Global South, as well as examples from Eastern Europe and East Asia, with contributions written by a global group of scholars familiar with the cases (often local scholars working in the cities analyzed) who offer unique insight on
Formatierte Weltkultur?
Language: de
Pages: 480
Authors: Anne Grüne
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag
Welche kulturelle Prägekraft hat der weltweite Transfer von Fernsehshows? Anne Grüne bietet einen umfangreichen Vergleich deutscher und arabischer Varianten globaler Unterhaltungsshows, einschließlich ihrer Produktion und Rezeption. Die systematische Analyse bietet neue Perspektiven auf das Theorem der »Glokalisierung«, indem gezeigt werden kann, dass zwar die globale Beachtung gleicher medialer Konzepte zur synchronen Modernisierung von Sehgewohnheiten führt, dabei jedoch die lokalen Diskursmuster erhalten bleiben. Unterhaltung ist also nur auf den ersten Blick global. Obwohl die »formatierte Weltkultur« kulturelle Anschlussfähigkeit erzeugt, verharrt die Weltgesellschaft in lokalen Selbstgesprächen. Der globale Dialog bleibt Utopie!
The Urbanism of Exception
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Martin J. Murray
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book challenges the conventional understanding of cities not only as bounded spaces with coherence and integrity but also urbanization as a universal process along a linear pathway toward a common endpoint. The Urbanism of Exception argues that understanding global urbanism in the twenty-first century requires us to cast our gaze upon vast city-regions without a singular and dynamic urban core. Such areas are characterized by concentrated wealth, global connectivity, excess, and fantasy, on the one hand, and neglect, impoverishment, and deprivation, on the other. These extremes pull at cities, fragmenting urban landscapes into terrains of largely unequal and disconnected difference. While self-governing enclaves and planned utopian experiments with city building are certainly not new, what distinguishes the bewildering patchwork of such disconnected spaces is not only the sheer scale and scope of their effect on urban landscapes but also their association market-driven hyper-capitalism.
Cairo Cosmopolitan
Language: en
Pages: 564
Authors: Diane Singerman, Paul Amar
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-01 - Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt's future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo's popular neighborhoods. These dynamics produce surprising contradictions and juxtapositions that are coming to define today's Middle East. The original publication of this volume launched the Cairo School of Urban Studies, committed to fusing political-economy and ethnographic methods and sensitive to ambivalence and contingency, to reveal the new contours and patterns of modern power emerging in the urban frame. Contributors: Mona Abaza, Nezar AlSayyad, Paul Amar, Walter Armbrust, Vincent Battesti, Fanny Colonna, Eric Denis, Dalila ElKerdany, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Farha Ghannam, Galila El Kadi, Anouk de Koning, Petra Kuppinger, Anna Madoeuf, Catherine Miller, Nicolas Puig, Said Sadek, Omnia El Shakry, Diane Singerman, Elizabeth A. Smith, Leïla Vignal, Caroline Williams.