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Building for Oil: Corporate Colonialism, Nationalism and Urban Modernity in Ahmadi, 1946-1992

  title={Building for Oil: Corporate Colonialism, Nationalism and Urban Modernity in Ahmadi, 1946-1992},
  author={Reem I. R. Alissa},
Author(s): Alissa, Reem IR | Advisor(s): AlSayyad, Nezar | Abstract: Located at the intersection of oil and space, this dissertation highlights the role of oil as an agent of political, social and cultural change at the level of the everyday urban experience by introducing the oil company town as a modern architectural and urban planning prototype that has been largely neglected in the Middle East. Using the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) town of Ahmadi as a case in point this article offers a new… 
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