Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects by Majd Musa

By Majd Musa

Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, within the early twenty-first century and the funding of this capital in large-scale city advancements have considerably remodeled the city’s outfitted surroundings. consequently, to appreciate city transformation in Amman in this interval you will need to study it opposed to the backdrop of Gulf capital and its integration into Jordan’s economic climate and the mixing of either the country’s economic system and Gulf capital into the worldwide capitalist economic climate.

This e-book analyzes 3 instances of megaprojects deliberate for town within the early twenty-first century: the recent Downtown (Abdali), Jordan Gate, and Sanaya Amman. Drawing upon theories on city improvement and capitalism, id, and discourse, and concrete improvement procedures and circumstances in different towns, the booklet investigates how modern megaprojects in Amman healthy into the capitalist economic system and its modes of creation, how capital flows build a contemporary photograph of the town, and the way the hot photograph and megaprojects characterize the town citizens as glossy and create Amman as an international urban.

This e-book provides a brand new method of the research of the city outfitted surroundings in Amman, delivering a important interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly paintings on globalizing towns, particularly within the heart East.

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