Tale of Two Cities: the Origins of Modern Cairo

  title={Tale of Two Cities: the Origins of Modern Cairo},
  author={Janet Abu-lughod},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={429 - 457}
  • J. Abu-lughod
  • Published 1 July 1965
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
The major metropolis in almost every newly industrializing nation is not a single unified city but, in fact, two quite different cities, physically juxtaposed but architecturally and socially distinct. Many observers have noted this in non-western countries throughout the world. These dual cities have usually been a legacy from the colonial past and, while increasing national autonomy and “nativization” are tending slowly to blend the two patterns, many generations may be required before the… 

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