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For the War Yet to Come : Planning Beirut's Frontiers / Hiba Bou Akar.

Author/Creator:
Bou Akar, Hiba, author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 pages)
Subjects:
City planning -- Political aspects -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
City planning -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
Communalism -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
Local subjects:
Beirut. (search)
Middle East. (search)
frontiers. (search)
militarization. (search)
planning. (search)
post-conflict. (search)
religious-political organizations. (search)
sectarianism. (search)
urbanism. (search)
war. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Beirut is a city divided. Following the Green Line of the civil war, dividing the Christian east and the Muslim west, today hundreds of such lines dissect the city. For the residents of Beirut, urban planning could hold promise: a new spatial order could bring a peaceful future. But with unclear state structures and outsourced public processes, urban planning has instead become a contest between religious-political organizations and profit-seeking developers. Neighborhoods reproduce poverty, displacement, and urban violence. For the War Yet to Come examines urban planning in three neighborhoods of Beirut's southeastern peripheries, revealing how these areas have been developed into frontiers of a continuing sectarian order. Hiba Bou Akar argues these neighborhoods are arranged, not in the expectation of a bright future, but according to the logic of "the war yet to come": urban planning plays on fears and differences, rumors of war, and paramilitary strategies to organize everyday life. As she shows, war in times of peace is not fought with tanks, artillery, and rifles, but involves a more mundane territorial contest for land and apartment sales, zoning and planning regulations, and infrastructure projects.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
FIGURES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
TRANSLITERATION, TRANSLATION, AND PSEUDONYMS
ACRONYMS
PROLOGUE. WAR IN TIMES OF PEACE
CHAPTER 1. CONSTRUCTING SECTARIAN GEOGRAPHIES
CHAPTER 2. THE DOUBLENESS OF RUINS
CHAPTER 3. THE LACEWORK OF ZONING
CHAPTER 4. A BALLOONING FRONTIER
CHAPTER 5. PLANNING WITHOUT DEVELOPMENT
EPILOGUE. CONTESTED FUTURES
NOTES
REFERENCES
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781503605619
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503605619 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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