Town and Country in the Middle East

Town and Country in the Middle East : Iran and Egypt in the Transition to Globalization, 1800D1970

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This book examines urbanization in Iran and Egypt related to each nation's unique colonial history based on extraction and production of oil in Iran and cultivation of cotton in Egypt for world markets. Using Tehran and Cairo as the two hyper-urbanized cities, Chaichian documents development of divergent patterns of rural-urban migration, urban hierarchies, and employment structures from the early nineteenth century up to the 1970s when a global economy based on flexible production of consumer goods started to take more

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  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739126776
  • 9780739126776
  • 2,126,131

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Town and Country in the Middle East provides a thorough and detailed analysis of the economic, political, and geographic factors that produced distinct patterns of urban growth in Egypt and Iran. As such, it will be of interest to students and scholars beyond the field of urban studies, while providing urbanologists with a valuable resource. The work is a model of the comparative method, demonstrating that a detailed knowledge of specific cases under study can produce a solid contribution to theory building. -- William Flanagan, Coe Collegeshow more

About Mohammad A. Chaichian

Mohammad A. Chaichian is a professor in the department of sociology at Mount Mercy more

Table of contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part One: Comparing Iran and Egypt: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations Chapter 4 Chapter 1. Urban Policial Economy and the Search for a Theory of Dependent Urbanization Chapter 5 Chapter 2. Iran and Egypt: Comparing the Incomparable? Part 6 Part Two: Dependent Urbanization in Iran Chapter 7 Chapter 3. Town and Country in Pre-capitalist Iran, 1800-80s Chapter 8 Chapter 4. Development of Commercial Capitalism and Dependent Urbanization in Iran, 1880s-1953 Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Dependent Urbanization in Iran: From the Mossadeq Era to the 1979 Revolution Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Uneven Urban Development and Hyper-Urbanization in Iran: The Case of Tehran Part 11 Part Three: Dependent Urbanization in Egypt Chapter 12 Chapter 7. Urbanization in Pre-capitalist Egypt, 1798-1882 Chapter 13 Chapter 8. British Colonialism and Dependent Urbanization in Egypt, 1882-1952 Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Dependent Urbanization in Post-Revolution Egypt, 1952-1970 Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Uneven Urban Development in Egypt: The Case of Cairo Part 16 Part Four: Divergent Paths of Dependent Urbanization in Iran and Egypt Chapter 17 Chapter 11. Dependent Urbanization and Development in Iran and Egypt: A Comparative Analysis Chapter 18 Epilogue: Globalization, the "New World Order," and Prospects for Iran and Egypt in the Regionshow more

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