Baghdad’s thirdspace: Between liminality, anti-structures and territorial mappings

  title={Baghdad’s thirdspace: Between liminality, anti-structures and territorial mappings},
  author={Sana Murrani},
  journal={Cultural Dynamics},
  pages={189 - 210}
  • S. Murrani
  • Published 18 March 2016
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Dynamics
Wedged in-between the dense urban grain of Baghdad, blast walls of t-shaped concrete have littered the streets and neighbourhoods since 2003, after the US led invasion. The idiosyncrasy of these walls lies in their exaggerated spatial liminality. They appear, change location and disappear overnight, and on a daily basis, leaving Iraqis to navigate through labyrinths of in-between spaces. This article critically reveals the new social and power structures that have emerged in the context of the… 
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