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  • 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 – 2017-09-23 
    Routledge

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Dubai Amplified

    The Engineering of a Port Geography

    By Stephen J. Ramos

    Following the British withdrawal in 1971, the Gulf Region entered a heady period of political restructuring, awash with oil money that helped fund national aspirations. Infrastructure investment became a central part of the region's nation-building initiatives and fueled strong competition.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Arab Spring and Peripheries

    A Decentring Research Agenda

    Edited by Daniela Huber, Lorenzo Kamel

    The emerging literature on the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has largely focused on the evolution of the uprisings in cities and power centres. In order to reach a more diversified and inner understanding of the ‘Arab Spring’, this edited book examines how peripheries have reacted and contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics

  • Antagonistic Tolerance

    Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces

    By Robert M. Hayden, Aykan Erdemir, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Timothy D. Walker, Devika Rangachari, Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Enrique López-Hurtado, Milica Bakić-Hayden

     Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled for generations, and who may have developed aspects of syncretism in their religious…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge

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