DUBAI BEHIND AN URBAN SPECTACLE

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DUBAI BEHIND AN URBAN SPECTACLE
Author: YASSER ELSHESHTAWY
ISBN: 9780415832212
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE/THOEMMES PRESS
Category: GENERAL INTEREST | HISTORY
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BookCover: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 294
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Edition No: 1

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/Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development. With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores the economic and political forces driving Dubai’s urban growth, its changing urbanity and its place within the global city network. Uniquely, it looks beyond the glamour of Dubai’s mega-projects, and provides an in-depth exploration of a select set of spaces which reveal the city’s ‘inner life’. Preface 1. The Emerging Urbanity of Dubai 2. Arab Cities and Globalization 3. The Other Dubai: A Photo Essay 4. The Illusive History of Dubai 5. The Transformation of Dubai or Towards the Age of Megastructures 6. Spectacular Architecture and Urbanism 7. The Spectacular and the Everyday: Dubai’s Retail Landscape 8. Transient City: Dubai’s Forgott

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