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New Texts Out Now: Nelida Fuccaro, Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East

Nelida Fuccaro, ed. Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2016). Jadaliyya (J) What made you write this book? Nelida Fuccaro (NF) This edited volume is the result of a long-standing collective effort. It arises form a conference held at SOAS in February 2013 which I organised with Rasmus Elling as part of an international collaborative project on urban violence in the modern Middle East. Funded by the Arts and Humanities ...

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New Texts Out Now: Nelida Fuccaro, Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East

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Nelida Fuccaro, editor, Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East. Special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (April 2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this issue? Nelida Fuccaro (NF): It was my interest in the urban history of oil producing countries, combined with the availability of stimulating interdisciplinary research on oil cities, a topic that is relatively new to Middle Eastern studies. I find ...

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Nelida Fuccaro

 

Nelida Fuccaro is Reader in the Modern History of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She has published on the history of the modern Iraqi state, with a particular focus on the Yazidi and Kurdish populations of the country, and more recently on the urban history of the Persian Gulf region. She currently works on the history of urban violence in the modern Middle East and on the social and cultural history of the Middle Eastern oil industry. She is the co-editor of Rethinking Public Violence in Modern Middle Eastern Cities: from Empire to Nation State (Berghahm, forthcoming) and has edited a thematic contribution for Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East entitled Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East. Her books include Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama since 1800 (Cambridge, 2009) and The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq (I. B. Tauris, 1999).