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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


The Order of Messiness: Notes from an Indonesian City

Abidin Kusno

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Historically the non-European quarters in any colonized Asian cities have been depicted as messy and disorderly. Post-World War II cities of the Global South are seen as messy and subject to ... More


The Malayan Emergency, Islamic Reform, and the Trajectory of Urban Governmentality in Kuala Lumpur

in Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on two different historical procedures that changed the character of governance and urban life in Malaysia. The first historical procedure occurred between 1948 and 1960, ... More


“A Proper National Policy”: The Urban Order and Agenda

Thomas K. Ogorzalek

in The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Insitutions Transform National Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190668877
eISBN:
9780190668914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668877.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter chronicles the formative moments of the national urban alliance in American politics: when city leaders created the U.S. Conference of Mayors and petitioned Congress to develop a ... More


The Cities on the Hill: Urban Power in Congress

Thomas K. Ogorzalek

in The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Insitutions Transform National Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190668877
eISBN:
9780190668914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668877.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This largely quantitative chapter zooms out to describe urbanicity in Congress and explore the book’s original dataset of congressional place character to show the downstream effects of the ... More


The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost: Police Violence and Urban Rebellion Redux

Max Felker-Kantor

in Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Punitive conditions ultimately contributed to the eruption of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion. The uprising occurred within the distinctly punitive context of the war on drugs and gangs. Solutions to ... More


Smelling Civic Peril: The Chicago Styx

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the public debate over the pollution of the Chicago River between the Civil War and the 1871 effort to “reverse” its flow. The Chicago River, which served as the fountainhead ... More


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