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The Resource The insecure city : space, power, and mobility in Beirut, Kristin V. Monroe, (electronic book)

The insecure city : space, power, and mobility in Beirut, Kristin V. Monroe, (electronic book)

Label
The insecure city : space, power, and mobility in Beirut
Title
The insecure city
Title remainder
space, power, and mobility in Beirut
Statement of responsibility
Kristin V. Monroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Urban anthropologist Kristin Monroe takes urban anthropology in a new and meaningful direction--the story of traffic in the Middle East, focusing on Beirut. As bombs reappeared recently following an impasse between competing political groups and their international backers, residents of the city were forced to contend with many forms of insecurity, forging their lives amid a contentious, often violent, political and economic landscape. Images and headlines in the news media tracked the dramatic events that characterized this unstable situation, but they did not provide a picture of what ordinary life was like for urban dwellers in a city terrorized by political sectarianism and the treat of bombs. The Insecure City is an ethnographic exploration of the experiences of moving through Beirut. Driving is characterized by precariousness, the anticipation of violence, and the constant presence of class, political, and state power. Focusing on the relationship between urban space and social class, Monroe examines how understandings and practices of spatial mobility in the city reflect social differences. Residents' access to and experiences of space are framed by uneven and insecure forms of urban citizenship. She highlights the ways in which transportation is about more than merely getting somewhere; it is also about how people encounter civic culture in a city on the edge, wounded by war. Traffic may seem to be an incidental topic for an anthropologist, but as we know in New Jersey it is central to our lives
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Kristin V
Dewey number
307.76095692/5
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HT147.L4
LC item number
M66 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Public spaces
  • City traffic
  • Violence
  • Urban anthropology
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Communities
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • Lebanon
Label
The insecure city : space, power, and mobility in Beirut, Kristin V. Monroe, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: exploring mobility in Beirut -- The privatized city -- The space of war -- Politics and public space -- Securing Beirut -- The "chaos" of driving -- "There is no state."
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813574639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn944961549
Label
The insecure city : space, power, and mobility in Beirut, Kristin V. Monroe, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: exploring mobility in Beirut -- The privatized city -- The space of war -- Politics and public space -- Securing Beirut -- The "chaos" of driving -- "There is no state."
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813574639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn944961549

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