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Extract from a review of Mehrez's lecture, "Celebrating Cairo's 'Underground Historians'" by Nadeen Shaker: Samia Mehrez, a professor of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, describes Cairo as the protagonist of a story seen and told by its…

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Abstract from the publisher : Part ode, part academic treatise, this book traces the transformation of Cairo’s historic downtown from its spectacular beginning as a French inspired Belle Époque marvel to a site of contest and, more…

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Abstract from the publisher : For members of Cairo’s upper classes, cosmopolitanism is a form of social capital, deployed whenever they acquire or consume transnational commodities, or goods that are linked in the popular imagination to…

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Abstract from the publisher : From its earliest days as a royal settlement fronting the pyramids of Giza to its current manifestation as the largest metropolis in Africa, Cairo has forever captured the urban pulse of the Middle East. In Cairo:…

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Abstract from the publisher : 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…

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Abstract from the publisher : An archaeological investigation into the ancient nucleus of medieval and modern Cairo This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major…

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Abstract from the publisher : Readings from literary works that re-construct and re-map the city of Cairo. Bringing together writings by Egyptians, Arabs, men and women, Muslims, Copts, and Jews, this rich selection maps out many of the changes in…

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Elena Piffero is Doctor of Philosophy in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies at the University of Bologna, Italy. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license 3.0. Alternative link to the…

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Abstract from the publisher : 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…

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Abstract from the publisher : "The challenges of an increasingly poor urban population, as well as the mushrooming of illegal or semi-legal settlements and slums, have been acknowledged by both local authorities and international development…

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Extract from the Foreword by Heitor Gurgulino de Souza : With contributions from prominent urban planning scholars and experts in Africa, The Urban Challenge in Africa: Growth and Management of Its Large Cities, edited by Professor Carole Rakodi of…
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