Cities of the South: Citizenship and Exclusion in the 21st Century
Available in print at Heinrich Boell Foundation - Middle East Office in Beirut
Major cities worldwide are caught in a whirlwind of change that is turning urban spaces into strategic sites where history is being rewritten. Migration, civil society and an array of national and transnational players are transforming assumptions about citizenship in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. From the slums of Mumbai to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to urbanizing Palestinian refugee camps, the new cities are altering the answers to one of mankind's oldest questions: where do I belong?
Topics include governments, frontiers and exclusion zones, concepts of citizenship and urban struggles over space identity.
Drieskens, Mermier and Wimmen have assembled an important book on a subject that will gain even more relevance as the century progresses.
This book is published by Saqi with the collaboration of Heinrich Böll Foundation-Middle Eat Office and Institut Français de Proche -Orient
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