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Author Maneval, Stefan, author.

Title New Islamic urbanism : the architecture of public and private space in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Stefan Maneval.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2019.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Since the dawn of the oil era, cities in Saudi Arabia have witnessed a rapid growth and profound societal changes. As a response to foreign architectural solutions and an increasing popularity of Western lifestyle, a distinct style in architecture and urban planning emerged. Characterised by an emphasis on privacy protection through high enclosures, gates, blinds, and tinted windows, "New Islamic Urbanism" constitutes for some an important element of piety. For others, it enables alternative ways of life, banned social practices, as well as the formation of publics and counterpublics. Tracing the emergence of New Islamic Urbanism, this book sheds new light on the changing conceptions of public and private space in the Saudi city of Jiddah in the twentieth century. It challenges the widespread assumption that the public sphere is exclusively male in Muslim contexts such as Saudi Arabia, where women's public visibility is limited by the wearing of a veil and strict rules of gender segregation. Stefan Maneval provides a nuanced account of the negotiation of public and private spaces by men and women in Saudia Arabia and shows that the rigid segregation regime for which the country is known serves to constrain the movements of men and women alike.
Note On-line resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 03, 2019)
Language In English.
Subject Architecture -- Saudi Arabia -- Jiddah.
City planning -- Saudi Arabia -- Jiddah.
Architecture and society -- Saudi Arabia.
Urbanization -- Saudi Arabia.
Islamic architecture -- Social aspects.
Jiddah (Saudi Arabia)
Architecture. (OCoLC)fst00813346
Architecture and society. (OCoLC)fst00813574
City planning. (OCoLC)fst00862177
Urbanization. (OCoLC)fst01162722
Saudi Arabia. (OCoLC)fst01210372
Saudi Arabia -- Jiddah. (OCoLC)fst01207247
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 1787356442 9781787356443 9781787356436 1787356434 (OCoLC)1105896403
ISBN 9781787356429 (electronic bk.)
1787356426 (electronic bk.)
9781787356450 (ePUB ebook)
1787356450 (ePUB ebook)
9781787356467 (mobi ebook)
9781787356463 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000066655535

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