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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. more...

  • Hybrid Urbanismby NEZAR ALSAYYAD

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 175.00

    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

    This book reintroduces the idea of the city as a territorial concept. The use of the built environment as a lens will place globalization debates in the specific context of national, regional and local expression. more...

  • The Fundamentalist City?by Nezar AlSayyad; Mejgan Massoumi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95

    AlSayyad and Massoumi's text addresses the ways in which religion can affect the city, and indeed how the city can affect religion. International experts in sociology, anthropology, religious studies, urban planning and geography come together to provide thought provoking pieces on whether a fundamentalist city is possible. more...

  • Urban Informalityby Nezar AlSayyad; Ananya Roy

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 39.99

    The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge research from various world regions to demonstrate how these trends make new forms of social and political power possible. more...

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

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 32.99

    Five centuries after the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain, Europe is once again becoming a land of Islam. At the beginning of a new millennium, and in an era marked as one of globalization, Europe continues to wrestle with the issue of national identity, especially in the context of its Muslim citizens. Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam brings together... 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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