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Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City

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Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City - Sawalha, Aseel
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Once the cosmopolitan center of the Middle East, Beirut was devastated by the civil war that ran from 1975 to 1991, which dislocated many residents, disrupted normal municipal functions, and destroyed the vibrant downtown district. The aftermath of the war was an unstable situation Sawalha considers "a postwar state of emergency," even as the state strove to restore normalcy. This ethnography centers on various groups' responses to Beirut's large, privatized urban-renewal project that unfolded during this turbulent moment. ...

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Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City 2011, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292728813

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Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City 2010, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292721876

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