Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle by Yasser Elsheshtawy
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Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle
By Yasser Elsheshtawy

Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

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Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle by Yasser Elsheshtawy

Book Description

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'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415444613
ISBN-10: 0415444616
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yasser Elsheshtawy

Yasser Elsheshtawy is Associate Professor of Architecture at the UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

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