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El-Kazaz, Sarah (2017) 'Thinking in Four Dimensions: New Directions in Spatial Analysis of the Middle East.' International Journal of Middle East Studies, 49 (3). pp. 535-545.

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Abstract

The study of the Middle East is experiencing an explosion in the dimensions through which scholars study space. The five new books reviewed in this essay stand out for pushing the boundaries of how we conceptualize the production of space and mobilize it as a methodological intervention. Through remarkably sensitive ethnography, creative use of sources, and an array of vibrant theoretical and methodological tools, they expand upon an earlier pioneering literature that centered spatial analysis in the study of the Middle East. In this essay, I focus on three dimensions they have opened up: analyzing space in time; drawing connectivities across spaces; and reframing the agency of spatial tactics and the nonhuman.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This is a review essay analysing five recent works in the field, where the author makes original insights about the state of the field of spatial analysis in the Middle East.
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 00207438
Copyright Statement: COPYRIGHT: © Cambridge University Press 2017
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020743817000423
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 15:27
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/33455
Related URLs: https://www.cam ... 5BABFDD6B51A7AB (Publisher URL)

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