Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2011.01099.x
Title: Spectacular Urbanization amidst Variegated Geographies of Globalization: Learning from Abu Dhabi's Trajectory through the Lives of South Asian Men
Authors: Mohammad, R.
Sidaway, J.D. 
Keywords: Abu Dhabi
Comparative urban studies
Gulf cities
Labour
Postcolonialism
Transnationalism
Issue Date: May-2012
Source: Mohammad, R., Sidaway, J.D. (2012-05). Spectacular Urbanization amidst Variegated Geographies of Globalization: Learning from Abu Dhabi's Trajectory through the Lives of South Asian Men. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36 (3) : 606-627. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2011.01099.x
Abstract: The world city aspirations and spectacular urbanization of Gulf cities such as Abu Dhabi rest on the combination of petrodollars, connections and labour. Drawing on interviews with South Asian men working there, this article reports their lives and labour as a mirror to the development of Abu Dhabi. This requires and invites an investigation of spaces of social reproduction, raising broader theoretical and comparative issues about these in the context of Gulf cities and other sites of rapid urbanization and migration. Transnational categories and connections are thereby opened up in ways that have implications for the study of other cities. © 2012 Urban Research Publications Limited.
Source Title: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49709
ISSN: 03091317
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2011.01099.x
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