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Contesting urban modernity: Moral leisure in south Beirut

Show simple item record Harb M. Deeb L.
dc.contributor.editor 2013 2017-10-04T11:01:55Z 2017-10-04T11:01:55Z 2013
dc.identifier 10.1177/1367549413497694
dc.identifier.issn 13675494
dc.description.abstract The urban scholarship on Beirut often focuses either on the reconstruction of its downtown area controlled by the private real estate company Solidere, or on its poor southern suburbs (Dahiya) dominated by the Shi'i Islamic political party, Hizbullah. Downtown is strongly associated with an urban 'modern' model that generates pride for Lebanese, while Dahiya is defamed as a less modern urban space, unworthy of consideration as part of Beirut's urban modernity. This article explores the contested urban modernity of Beirut through an investigation of the new moral leisure sector that has spread across the southern suburb. It challenges the simplistic distinction and valuation of urban spaces in Beirut, and argues for a more complex understanding of urban modernity that encompasses spaces of the city where the features that produce urban modernity are multiple and contested. © The Author(s) 2013.
dc.format.extent Pages: (725-744)
dc.language English
dc.publisher LONDON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: European Journal of Cultural Studies; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 16; no. 6; special issue SI; Pages: (725-744);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Contesting urban modernity: Moral leisure in south Beirut
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Harb, M., American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Deeb, L., Scripps College, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Harb, M.; Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Architecture and Design;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Architecture and Design
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
dc.contributor.authorInitials Harb, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Deeb, L
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Harb, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Architecture and Design, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 84889065162
dc.publisher.address 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND
dc.relation.ispartofFundingAgency Wenner-Gren Foundation
dc.relation.ispartofFundingAgency ACLS, American Council of Learned Societies
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Eur. J. Cult. Stud.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 6
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle European Journal of Cultural Studies
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Eur. J. of Cult. Stud.
dc.relation.ispartOfSpecialIssue SI
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 16
dc.source.ID WOS:000327712300006
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Aesthetics
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Beirut
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword cafés
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword geography
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword leisure
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword modernity
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword morality
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Shi'i Muslims
dc.subject.otherWOS Cultural Studies

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