Read e-book online Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects PDF

By Majd Musa

ISBN-10: 1138679070

ISBN-13: 9781138679078

Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, within the early twenty-first century and the funding of this capital in large-scale city advancements have considerably reworked the city’s equipped setting. as a result, to appreciate city transformation in Amman in this interval you will need to learn it opposed to the backdrop of Gulf capital and its integration into Jordan’s economic climate and the combination of either the country’s economic system and Gulf capital into the worldwide capitalist financial system.

This e-book analyzes 3 situations of megaprojects deliberate for town within the early twenty-first century: the recent Downtown (Abdali), Jordan Gate, and Sanaya Amman. Drawing upon theories on city improvement and capitalism, id, and discourse, and concrete improvement tactics and circumstances in different towns, the ebook investigates how modern megaprojects in Amman healthy into the capitalist economic climate and its modes of creation, how capital flows build a contemporary photo of the town, and the way the hot snapshot and megaprojects symbolize the town citizens as smooth and create Amman as an international urban.

This publication provides a brand new method of the examine of the city equipped atmosphere in Amman, delivering a priceless interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly paintings on globalizing towns, specifically within the center East.

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