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"Where life comes together", the imagined meanings of lived geographies, a case study of two gated communities in the greater cairo region, egypt

Gustafsson, Jennie LU (2013) SGEK02 20122
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This essay concerns the imagined meanings of life in relation to
Mivida and Al Rehab, two gated communities in the Greater Cairo Region,
Egypt. It is based on promotional material and interviews conducted with
relevant actors. It discusses, through a Gramscian-Foucauldian approach,
how hegemonic narratives of life and the urban constitute privatized lived
geographies, where the neoliberal subject lives. The narratives are formulated in relation to other parts of Cairo, and are commonsensical in their claim for validity. Though, they only include some within the gates as well as within the good urban. Concluding, these narratives are placed within the neoliberal city as a way to reconstitute places into the global realms of capital.
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author
Gustafsson, Jennie LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
hegemony, fictitious capital, user value, neoliberalism, gated community, Cairo, Greater Cairo Region, common sense, biopolitics, the enterprise form
language
English
id
3561177
date added to LUP
2013-03-22 10:35:18
date last changed
2013-03-22 10:35:18
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  abstract     = {This essay concerns the imagined meanings of life in relation to
Mivida and Al Rehab, two gated communities in the Greater Cairo Region,
Egypt. It is based on promotional material and interviews conducted with
relevant actors. It discusses, through a Gramscian-Foucauldian approach,
how hegemonic narratives of life and the urban constitute privatized lived
geographies, where the neoliberal subject lives. The narratives are formulated in relation to other parts of Cairo, and are commonsensical in their claim for validity. Though, they only include some within the gates as well as within the good urban. Concluding, these narratives are placed within the neoliberal city as a way to reconstitute places into the global realms of capital.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Jennie},
  keyword      = {hegemony,fictitious capital,user value,neoliberalism,gated community,Cairo,Greater Cairo Region,common sense,biopolitics,the enterprise form},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Where life comes together", the imagined meanings of lived geographies, a case study of two gated communities in the greater cairo region, egypt},
  year         = {2013},
}