Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City

Contested Terrains of Marrakesh, 1st Edition

By Khalid Madhi


216 pages | 46 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138600461
pub: 2019-05-30
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The book focuses on the processes of urban restructuring, power relations, and the touristic boom in cities. Through an indepth analysis of Marrakech, Morroco, the book proposes a comprehensive analytic framework. It highlights the issues of (post)coloniality, ideology, heritage-commodification, subjectivity and counter-conduct in the shadow of global capitalism. It explores how power relations and political ecomomy have shaped the city over the past few decades, creating new subjectivities. Policy is conducted to boost tourism in the city, bringing into questions the long term resilience and success of tourism as the sole economic activity. The book considers how the well-being of city residents is submitted to such policies, conforming to a certain form of colonialism. This book helps us to understand a phenomenon that affects many other cities in the World today.

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About the Author

Khalid Madhi obtained his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
TRAVEL / Africa / Morocco