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  • The End of Tradition?by Nezar Alsayyad

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    Rooted in real world observations, this book questions the concept of tradition - whether contemporary globalization will prove its demise or whether there is a process of simultaneous ending and renewing. In his introduction, Nezar Alsayyad discusses the meaning of the word 'tradition' and the current debates about the 'end of tradition'. Thereafter... more...

  • Hybrid Urbanism: On the Identity Discourse and the Built Environmentby Nezar AlSayyad

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 138.00

    Despite strong forces toward globalization, much of late 20th century urbanism demonstrates a movement toward cultural differentiation. Such factors as ethnicity and religious and cultural heritages have led to the concept of hybridity as a shaper of identity. Challenging the common assumption that hybrid peoples create hybrid places and hybrid places... more...

  • Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritageby Nezar Alsayyad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    From the Grand Tour to today's packages holidays, the last two centuries have witnessed an exponential growth in travel and tourism and, as the twenty-first century unfolds, people of every class and from every country will be wandering to every part of the planet. Meanwhile tourist destinations throughout the world find themselves in ever more fierce... more...

  • The Fundamentalist City?by Nezar AlSayyad; Mejgan Massoumi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95

    The relationship between urbanism and fundamentalism is a very complex one. This book explores how the dynamics of different forms of religious fundamentalisms are produced, represented, and practiced in the city. It attempts to establish a relationship between two important phenomena: the historic transition of the majority of the world?s population... more...

  • Urban Informalityby Nezar AlSayyad; Ananya Roy

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 39.99

    Chapter 1 Urban Informality: Crossing Borders Chapter 2 Urban Informality as a New Way of Life Chapter 3 Liberalization, Globalization, and Urban Informality Chapter 4 Love in the Time of Enhanced Capital Flows: Reflections on the Links Between Liberalization and Informality Chapter 5 The Changing Nature of the Informal Sector in Karachi Due to... more...

  • Muslim Europe or Euro-Islamby Nezar AlSayyad; Manuel Castells

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 32.99

    Chapter 1 Introduction: Islam and the Changing Identity of Europe Chapter 2 Islam, Europe, and the Identity of the Changing Nation-State Chapter 3 Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: on the Discourses of Identity and Culture Chapter 4 Muslim Migrants in Europe: Between Euro-Islam and Ghettoization Chapter 5 The Nation-State, the European Union, and Transnational... more...

  • Making Cairo Medievalby Nezar AlSayyad; Irene A. Bierman; Nasser Rabbat

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 34.99

    During the nineteenth century, Cairo witnessed one of its most dramatic periods of transformation. Well on its way to becoming a modern and cosmopolitan city, by the end of the century, a 'medieval' Cairo had somehow come into being. While many Europeans in the nineteenth century viewed Cairo as a fundamentally dual city?physically and psychically... more...

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