3 DUBAI, THE CITY AS CORPORATION
By Ahmed Kanna
Published by University of Minnesota Press
Price $25,00 paperback
This book explores the politics of space and culture in Dubai in the first decade of the 21st century. Somewhere in the course of the late 20th century, Dubai became more than itself. The city was, suddenly, a postmodern urban spectacle rising from the desert--precisely the glittering global consumer utopia imagined by Dubai's rulers and merchant elite. Dubai, the City as Corporation looks behind this seductive vision to reveal the role of cultural and political forces in shaping both the image and the reality of Dubai....