Toutes directions: reading the signs in an urban sprawl

The article discusses the struggle in Sefrou, an "Islamic" city south of Fez, between 1976 and 1986 over different concepts of how a city should look, how and by whom it should be governed, who should live in it, what its life should be, where its center should lie, its expanse be segmente...

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Published in:International journal of Middle East studies
Main Author: Geertz, Clifford 1926-2006
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Univ. Press 1989
In: International journal of Middle East studies
Year: 1989, Volume: 21, Issue: 3, Pages: 291-306
Further subjects:B Socioeconomic change
B Socio-cultural change
B Islam
B Morocco
B Political change
B Morocco Sefrou Soziopolitischer Wandel Socio-cultural change Socioeconomic change City Islam Urbanisierung
B Urbanization
B City
B Social change
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Summary:The article discusses the struggle in Sefrou, an "Islamic" city south of Fez, between 1976 and 1986 over different concepts of how a city should look, how and by whom it should be governed, who should live in it, what its life should be, where its center should lie, its expanse be segmented, and its boundaries be placed. The recent history of Sefrou illuminates the increasing difficulty of defining the idea of "the Islamic City". (DÜI-Hns)
ISSN:0020-7438
Contains:In: International journal of Middle East studies