• Publications
  • Influence
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
  • J. Abu-lughod
  • History, Economics
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1 May 1990
In this portrait of world trade before the age of European Hegemony, Janet Abu-Lughod examines global commercial connections among a large number of cities between the years 1250 and 1350. The work
Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control
Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the
The Islamic city – Historic Myth, Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relevance
At the present time of resurgence in Islamic beliefs, the question of the Islamic city has once again come to the fore. In many parts of the Arab world, and especially in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf,
Rabat: Urban Apartheid in Morocco
Making provocative use of the term apartheid," Janet Abu-Lughod argues that French colonial policies in Moroccan cities effectively segregated Moroccans from Europeans. Focusing on Rabat and drawing
From urban village to East Village : the battle for New York's Lower East Side
1 Welcome to the Neighbourhood by Janet Abu-Lughod. PART I THE PAST IS STILL THERE 2 The Changing Economy of the Lower East Side by Jan Chien Lin (University of Houston). 3 The Tenement as a Built
Changing Cities: Urban Sociology