Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cairo CosmopolitanPolitics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162893

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2017

Cairo as Regional/Global Economic Capital?

Cairo as Regional/Global Economic Capital?

Chapter:
(p.99) 3 Cairo as Regional/Global Economic Capital?
Source:
Cairo Cosmopolitan
Author(s):

Leïla Vignal

Eric Denis

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0004

This chapter discusses the radical transformation of economic and social metropolitan topographies in Cairo that have recently led to the inversion of polarities and values. Most importantly, the city center has lost its prestige as the spatial economy, housing, and the demographic mass expands into the desert periphery and incorporates a métissage of pericentral zones into its confines. These three factors—the bifurcation of the urban development cycle and of urban settlement forms, the development of new infra-urban topographies, and the reinforcement of Cairo's dominance of the nation, capture the landscape of the new metropolitanization in Egypt. The chapter analyzes this process of contradictory capital-city transformation, tracing its roots in urban-production logics that have integrated Egypt into global and regional processes of economic neoliberalization, restructuring, and globalization accelerating since the early 1990s.

Keywords:   metropolitan topographies, Cairo, bifurcation, urban development, infra-urban topographies, metropolitanization, Egypt, neoliberalization, globalization, urban settlement

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .