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Dubai By Syed Ali

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In less than two decades, Dubai has transformed itself from an obscure Gulf emirate into a global centre for business, tourism, and luxury living. It is a case study in light-speed urban development, hyperconsumerism, massive immigration, and vertiginous inequality. This work analyzes how and at what cost Dubai has achieved such success.
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Dubai: Gilded Cage by Syed Ali

In less than two decades, Dubai has transformed itself from an obscure Gulf emirate into a global center for business, tourism, and luxury living. It is a fascinating case study in light-speed urban development, hyperconsumerism, massive immigration, and vertiginous inequality. Its rulers have succeeded in making Dubai into a worldwide brand, publicizing its astonishing hotels and leisure opportunities while at the same time successfully downplaying its complex policies towards guest workers and suppression of dissent.

In this enormously readable book, Syed Ali delves beneath the dazzling surface to analyze how-and at what cost-Dubai has achieved such success. Ali brings alive a society rigidly divided between expatriate Westerners living self-indulgent lifestyles on short-term work visas, native Emiratis who are largely passive observers and beneficiaries of what Dubai has become, and workers from the developing world who provide the manual labor and domestic service needed to keep the emirate running, often at great personal cost.

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"At last, a comprehensive expose of the economic and sexual exploitation that erected this utopia of greed. Syed Ali has seen the future in Dubai and it doesn't work." - Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums -- Mike Davis
Click here to visit the author's website. * http://myweb.brooklyn.liu.edu/sfali/Book.html *

About Syed Ali


Syed Ali currently teaches at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

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CIN000365154
Dubai: Gilded Cage by Syed Ali
Syed Ali
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
2010-03-09
360
0300152175
9780300152173
N/A
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