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Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings

Focuses on the urban spatial dynamics of the mass protest movements that have convulsed the Arab region since December 2010. The volume shifts attention away from public squares — and in particular Tahrir Square in Cairo — to consider the broader urban context in which the uprisings unfolded and how it has intersected with the events themselves. The essays are topically and geographically diverse, exploring a range of sociospatial phenomena in countries that have been at the heart of the Arab uprisings as well as those countries that have appeared peripheral to the regional upheaval. This breadth of perspective highlights the centrality of space and spatial concerns to the ongoing political transformations in the region. In this way, the volume provides a distinctive — and critical — analysis of one of the most signi cant political events of our time.

Deen Shariff Sharp Academia In Suicide and Agency Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood, and Power. Broz, Ludek and Daniel Münster, eds. London: Ashgate.
Dying to Live in Palestine: Steadfastness, Pollution and Embodied Space

In Suicide and Agency Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood, and Power. Broz, Ludek and Daniel Münster, eds. London: Ashgate.

Through tracing the occupied body at an extreme moment of violence, we argue that suicide attacks within the Palestinian-Israeli context can be understood beyond the binaries of an act of futile self-destruction or a heroic act of resistance. We view them as an act located in the space in-between resistance and submission. Moreover, this chapter contributes to theoretical understandings of embodied space and pollution. Specifically, we detail the ability of the body to pollute, symbolically and materially, and to communicate beyond its integral unit.
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2012 - Current

The Arab Center for Architecture (ACA): Interview with George Arbid

September 29th, 2015

Constellations: Searching for the Global Suburb

November 20th, 2013

Beware of Small Cities

September 6th, 2012

Urbanism and the Arab Uprising: Downtown Cairo and the fall of Mubarak
[Translated into Arabic]

August 6th [September 6th] 2012

The End(s) of Stability

May 8th, 2012
Deen Shariff Sharp Academia Arab Studies Journal
Street Life: Rebels, Rulers, and the Right to the City

Spring 2013
Arab Studies Journal

Review essay on:
Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
by David Harvey
Dubai: The City as Corporation
by Ahmed Kanna
Deen Shariff Sharp Academia Paper Presented: The Urban Arab Uprisings
Urban Uprising!: Global Urban Uprisings
November 30 2012
Paper Presented: The Urban Arab Uprisings

In the wake of the 2008 explosion of the current economic crisis, more and more people are actively fighting to restore what they've lost. Not since the ‘60s have so many people across the globe taken to the streets to demand a more just and democratic society, access to housing, health care, education, food, jobs, a clean and safe environment and lives free from police violence. Most of these uprisings are rooted in the urban landscape. Many of their demands imply a major transformation in the way our cities work. During this time of crisis and mobilization, it's important that we ask ourselves: What kind of city do we want to see?

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