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Riassunto: In an effort to restyle Cairo into a global capital that would meet the demands of tourists and investors and to achieve President Anwar Sadat's goal to modernize the housing conditions of the urban poor, the Egyptian government relocated residents from what was deemed valuable real estate in downtown Cairo to public housing on the outskirts of the city. Based on more than two years of ethnographic fieldwork among five thousand working-class families in the neighborhood of al-Zawyia al-Hamra, this study explores how these displaced residents have dealt with the stigma of public housing, the loss of their established community networks, and the diversity of the population in the new location.
Until now, few anthropologists have delivered detailed case studies on this recent phenomenon. Ghannam fills this gap in scholarship with an illuminating analysis of urban engineering of populations in Cairo. Drawing on theories of practice, the study traces the various tactics and strategies employed by members of the relocated group to appropriate and transform the state's understanding of "modernity" and hegemonic construction of space. Informed by recent theories of globalization, Ghannam also shows how the growing importance of religious identity is but one of many contradictory ways that global trajectories mold the identities of the relocated residents. Remaking the Modern is a revealing ethnography of a working class community's struggle to appropriate modern facilities and confront the alienation and the dislocation brought on by national policies and the quest to globalize Cairo.
About the Author: Farha Ghannam is Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Titolo: Remaking the Modern: Space, Relocation, and ...
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2002. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condizione libro: Gut. 226 Seiten Gepflegtes Gebraucht-/Antiquariatsexemplar. Zustand unter Berücksichtigung des Alters gut. Tagesaktueller, sicherer und weltweiter Versand. Wir liefern grundsätzlich mit beiliegender Rechnung. 781288.01 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 454. Codice libro della libreria 333194
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Codice libro della libreria G0520230450I5N01
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0520230450 This book is shelved in the Anthropology section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unmarked and unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards (no dust jacket) remainder mark to one edge - NICE!. Codice libro della libreria Z0520230450Z3
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0520230450