Politics in the Crevices (S. 13, Ep. 8)

Politics in the Crevices - Duke University PressOn this week’s episode of the podcast, Sarah El-Kazaz of SOAS, University of London, joins Marc Lynch to discuss her new book, Politics in the Crevices: Urban Design and the Making of Property Markets in Cairo and Istanbul. In this transnational ethnography of neighborhoods undergoing contested rapid transformations, Sarah El-Kazaz reveals how the battle for housing has shifted away from traditional political arenas onto private crevices of the city. She raises critical questions about the role of market reforms in redistributing resources and challenges readers to rethink neoliberalism and the fundamental ways it shapes cities and polities. (Starts at 03:11).



Music for this season’s podcast was created by Malika Zarra. You can find more of her work on Instagram and Linktree.

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