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Published: 18 January 2010

372 Pages | 84 photos

6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195474985

Bookseller Code (06)

Comparing Cities

The Middle East and South Asia

Edited by Kamran Asdar Ali and Martina Rieker

This book seeks to highlight the changing social dynamics in Middle Eastern and South Asian cities. The comparative framework builds on a shared history of the colonial encounter, modernity, nationalism and urbanity and is further deepened by the larger framework of Muslim culture that influences social life in both spaces. The various chapters rethink the gendered dimension of public spaces and investigate the relationship between the popular and the political in these regions. They also take into account how larger structural changes in South Asia/ Middle East have impacted the practices and experiences of people.

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