The Resource Kuwait transformed : a history of oil and urban life, Farah Al-Nakib, (ebook)

Kuwait transformed : a history of oil and urban life, Farah Al-Nakib, (ebook)

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Kuwait transformed : a history of oil and urban life
Title
Kuwait transformed
Title remainder
a history of oil and urban life
Statement of responsibility
Farah Al-Nakib
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Language
eng
Summary
As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City's transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a small traditional town of mudbrick courtyard houses and plentiful foot traffic transformed into a modern city with marble-fronted buildings, vast suburbs, and wide highways. In Kuwait Transformed, Farah Al-Nakib connects the city's past and present, from its settlement in 1716 to the twenty-first century, through the bridge of oil discovery. She traces the relationships between the urban landscape, patterns and practices of everyday life, and social behaviors and relations in Kuwait. The history that emerges reveals how decades of urban planning, suburbanization, and privatization have eroded an open, tolerant society and given rise to the insularity, xenophobia, and divisiveness that characterize Kuwaiti social relations today. The book makes a call for a restoration of the city that modern planning eliminated. But this is not simply a case of nostalgia for a lost landscape, lifestyle, or community. It is a claim for a "right to the city"-the right of all inhabitants to shape and use the spaces of their city to meet their own needs and desires
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Midwest
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1979-
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Al-Nakib, Farah
Dewey number
307.76095367
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • City and town life
  • Urbanization
  • Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Kuwait (Kuwait)
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adult
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Kuwait transformed : a history of oil and urban life, Farah Al-Nakib, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804798570
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11891160
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remote
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11891160
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MWT11891160
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Kuwait transformed : a history of oil and urban life, Farah Al-Nakib, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804798570
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891160
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891160
System control number
MWT11891160
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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