Middle East Studies: Middle East Geography

  • Cities and Metaphors: Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space book cover

    Cities and Metaphors

    Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space

    By Somaiyeh Falahat

    Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is seen, experienced and discussed.   In the context of Islamic city studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland: The State and Local Leaders book cover

    The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • The Golan Heights: Political History, Settlement and Geography since 1949 book cover

    The Golan Heights

    Political History, Settlement and Geography since 1949

    By Yigal Kipnis

    Presenting the settlement landscape of the Golan before and after June 1967, The Golan Heights deals with the issue of the border between Israel and Syria, and with the Israeli settlement process in the area following the Six Day War. The story of the Golan Heights and its position between Syria…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Urbanization in Israel book cover

    Urbanization in Israel

    By Elisha Efrat

    Originally published in 1984, Urbanization in Israel describes the urban geography of Israel, and analyses the development of urban settlements from the beginning of the 21st century. The book places special emphasis on the period since Israeli statehood and describes urbanization from a geographic…

    Hardback – 2017-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urbanization

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life book cover

    The Architecture of Home in Cairo

    Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life

    By Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    The hawari of Cairo - narrow non-straight alleyways - are the basic urban units that have formed the medieval city since its foundation back in 969 AD. Until early in the C20th, they made up the primary urban divisions of the city and were residential in nature. Contemporary hawari, by contrast,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States: Challenges and Opportunities book cover

    International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Marcus L. Stephenson, Ala Al-Hamarneh

    This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey

    Edited by Metin Heper, Sabri Sayari

    In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country’s developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predominantly Muslim country with secular political institutions and democratic processes. This Handbook…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Mixed Towns, Trapped Communities: Historical Narratives, Spatial Dynamics, Gender Relations and Cultural Encounters in Palestinian-Israeli Towns book cover

    Mixed Towns, Trapped Communities

    Historical Narratives, Spatial Dynamics, Gender Relations and Cultural Encounters in Palestinian-Israeli Towns

    By Daniel Monterescu

    Edited by Dan Rabinowitz

    Modern urban spaces are, by definition, mixed socio-spatial configurations. In many ways, their enduring success and vitality lie in the richness of their ethnic texture and ongoing exchange of economic goods, cultural practices, political ideas and social movements. This mixture, however, is…

    Paperback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge

  • Women in Agriculture in the Middle East book cover

    Women in Agriculture in the Middle East

    Edited by Pnina Motzafi-Haller

    Based on a collaborative research project - an exciting fruit of the region's peace process - this book provides an in-depth examination and comparison of women's participation in agricultural production in four Middle-Eastern countries: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Each of the country…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning

  • Architecture and Utopia: The Israeli Experiment book cover

    Architecture and Utopia

    The Israeli Experiment

    By Michael Chyutin

    There are more than 450 Moshavim settlements and about 270 kibbutzim in Israel. While there is a range of communal and cooperative kibbutz movements, all with slight ideological differences, they are all collective rural communities, based on an ideal to create a social utopian settlement. Placing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters book cover

    Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

    By Gehan Selim

    The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict book cover

    Shaping Jerusalem

    Spatial planning, politics and the conflict

    By Francesco Chiodelli

    Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict focuses on a hidden facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the relentless reshaping of the Holy City by the Israeli authorities through urban policies, spatial plans, infrastructural and architectural projects, land use and building…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

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