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The Dictatorship of the Straight Line and the Myth of Social Disorder Revisiting Informality in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a discussion on the dictatorship of the straight line and the myth of social disorder in Cairo. It retraces first the ways the discourses of urban illegality articulate social ... More


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