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Volume 33, Number 1, 2013

Table of Contents

Introduction: Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East

pp. 1-6

Kuwait's Modern Spectacle: Oil Wealth and the Making of a New Capital City, 1950-90

pp. 7-25

The Politics and Ideology of Urban Development in Iraq's Oil City: Kirkuk, 1946-58

pp. 26-40

The Oil Town of Ahmadi since 1946: From Colonial Town to Nostalgic City

pp. 41-58

Shaping the Urban Life of Oil in Bahrain: Consumerism, Leisure, and Public Communication in Manama and in the Oil Camps, 1932-1960s

pp. 59-74

The Oil City in Focus: The Cinematic Spaces of Abadan in the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company's Persian Story

pp. 75-88


White Drugs in Interwar Egypt: Decadent Pleasures, Emaciated Fellahin, and the Campaign against Drugs

pp. 89-101

Religious Anxieties in Two Marginal Regions: Reformist Debates on Funerary Ritual among Tanzanian and Acehnese Muslims in the Twentieth Century

pp. 102-116

Review Essay

In the World of Men and beyond It: Thoughts on Sheldon Pollock's The Language of the Gods in the World of Men

pp. 117-124

Book Reviews

The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958-1988 by Susan Z. Andrade (review)

pp. 125-126

Literature and Nationalist Ideology: Writing Histories of Modern Indian Languages ed. by Hans Harder (review)

pp. 127-129

Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt by Hibba Abugideiri (review)

pp. 129-130

"Wicked" Istanbul: The Regulation of Prostitution in the Early Turkish Republic by Mark David Wyers (review)

pp. 130-132

Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey, and the Modern House by Esra Akcan (review)

pp. 132-133


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