Harvey Molotch NYU/UCSB and Davide Ponzini Politecnico di Milano, have published The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress (NYU Press, 2019). abstract: Thanks in part to their spectacle and authoritarian rule, cities of the Arabian Peninsula reveal contradictions of contemporary urbanization. When money is plentiful, regulation weak, and labor conditions severe, […]

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