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AlSayyad, Nezar

Overview
Works: 82 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 6,238 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings  Documentary films 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: NA1583, 720.96216
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Most widely held works by Nezar AlSayyad
Cairo histories of a city by Nezar AlSayyad ( )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Details the shifts in Cairo's built environment through stories of important figures who marked the cityscape with their personal ambitions and their political ideologies"--Jacket
Hybrid urbanism on the identity discourse and the built environment by Nezar AlSayyad ( )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite strong forces toward globalization, much of late 20th century urbanism demonstrates a movement toward cultural differentiation. Such factors as ethnicity and religious and cultural heritages have led to the concept of hybridity as a shaper of identity. Challenging the common assumption that hybrid peoples create hybrid places and hybrid places house hybrid people, this book suggests that hybrid environments do not always accommodate pluralistic tendencies or multicultural practices. In contrast to the standard position that hybrid space results from the merger of two cultures, the book introduces the concept of a third place and argues for a more sophisticated understanding of the principal.''In contributed chapters, the book provides case studies of the third place, enabling a comparative and transnational examination of the complexity of hybridity. The book is divided into two parts. Part one deals with pre-20th century examples of places that capture the intersection of modernity and hybridity. Part two considers equivalent sites in the late 20th century, demonstrating how hybridity has been a central feature of globalization
Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam : politics, culture, and citizenship in the age of globalization by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five centuries after the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain, Europe is once again becoming a land of Islam. At the beginning of a new millennium, and in an era marked as one of globalization, Europe continues to wrestle with the issue of national identity, especially in the context of its Muslim citizens. Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam brings together distinguished scholars from Europe, the United States, and the Middle East in a dynamic discussion about the Muslim populations living in Europe and about Europe's role in framing Islam today. The book raises several crucial questions: Does Is
The end of tradition? by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rooted in real-world observations, this book questions the concept of tradition. In his introduction, Nezar AlSayyad discusses the meanings of the word 'tradition' and the current debates about the 'end of tradition'. Thereafter the book is divided into three parts
The fundamentalist city? religiosity and the remaking of urban space by Nezar AlSayyad ( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relationship between urbanism and fundamentalism is a very complex one. This book explores how the dynamics of different forms of religious fundamentalisms are produced, represented, and practiced in the city. It attempts to establish a relationship between two important phenomena: the historic transition of the majority of the world's population from a rural to an urban existence; and the robust resurgence of religion as a major force in the shaping of contemporary life in many parts of the world. Employing a transnational interrogation anchored in specific georgraphic regions, the contributors to this volume explore the intell ectual and practical challenges posed by fundamentalist groups, movements, and organization. They focus on how certain ultra religious practices of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism have contributed to the remaking of global urban space. Their work suggests that it is a grave oversimplification to view religious orthodoxies or doctrines as the main cause of urban terrorism or violence. Instead they argue that such phenomena should be understood as a particular manifestation of modernity's struggles. AlSayyad and Massoumi's book provides fascinating reading for those interested in religion and the city, with thought provoking pieces from experts in anthropology, geography, sociology, religious studies, and urban studies. --Book Jacket
Cities and caliphs : on the genesis of Arab Muslim urbanism by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinematic urbanism : a history of the modern from reel to real by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinematic Urbanism presents an urban history of modernity and postmodernity through the lens of cinema while arguing that urbanism cannot be understood outside the space of the celluloid city. Nezar AlSayyad traces the dissolution of the boundary between real and reel through time and space via a series of films that represent different modernities. He contrasts the "rational" European city of early twentieth-century industrial modernity as portrayed by Berlin: Symphony of a Big City (1927) with its American counterpart in Modern Times (1936). He illustrates the different forms of small town life and an urbanizing modernity across the Atlantic as exemplified by Cinema Paradiso (1989) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Using Metropolis (1927) and Brazil (1985), he shows how utopian ideals harbour within them their dystopian realities, while Jacques Tati's nostalgia for tradition in Mon Oncle (1958) and Playtime (1967) reveals a cynical modernity and a rebelling against its idealism
Dwellings, settlements, and tradition : cross-cultural perspectives ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban informality : transnational perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge research from various world regions to demonstrate these trends. The contributions reveal that informal housing is no longer the domain of the urban poor; rather it is a significant zone of transactions for the middle-class and even transnational elites. Indeed, the book presents a rich view of "urban informality" as a system of regulations and norms that governs the use of space and makes possible new forms of social and political power. The book is organized as a "transnational" endeavor. It brings together three regional domains of research--the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia--that are rarely in conversation with one another. It also unsettles the hierarchy of development and underdevelopment by looking at some First World processes of informality through a Third World research lens
Consuming tradition, manufacturing heritage : global norms and urban forms in the age of tourism by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Increasing demand for environments that promise unique cultural experiences has led many nations and groups to engage in the parallel processes of facilitating the consumption of tradition whilst manufacturing it. This volume addresses these themes
Making Cairo medieval ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forms of dominance on the architecture and urbanism of the colonial enterprise ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At home with mother earth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary that visually celebrates the rich tradition of building with earth. Exposes the conflicts posed by the construction industry and building officials
Virtual Cairo a history ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using computer simulation, the film traces the spatial development and morphological transformation of the historic core of Cairo up to the sixteenth century
Streets of Islamic Cairo : a configuration of urban themes and patterns by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study presents a closer look at a Muslim-built environment. It examines streets as one of the major structuring elements in a city. It traces the history and the physical development of three major streets in Medieval Cairo within the overall structure of the city at the end of each ruling dynasty. The hypothesis presented in this study is that streets in a Muslim city (Cairo) possessed some common themes and patterns that created for them a characteristic structure. The purpose of this study is to verify the existence of such a structure and to explore some of the implicit principles that may have governed its shaping The lessons learnt from the analysis of the street structure and its development, provide a better understanding of the history of a built environment and of the physical factors that shaped its urban form. Ultimately, it may be possible to generate from the study a general set of criteria ·which could identify the extent of traditionality in a given project. These rules could also assist urban designers in the formulation of design criteria extracted from the history of the built environment
The design and planning of housing : proceedings of a seminar held at the College of Environmental Design, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on February 18-22, 1984 by Seminar on "The Design & Planning of Housing" ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consuming tradition, manufactoring heritage : global norms and urban forms in the age of tourism by Nezar AlSayyad ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aesthetics of sustainable architecture by Sang Lee ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this book is to reveal, explore and further the debate on the aesthetic potentials of sustainable architecture and its practice. This book opens a new area of scholarship and discourse in the design and production of sustainable architecture, one that is based in aesthetics. The chapters in this book have been compiled from architects and scholars working in diverse research and practice areas in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. While they approach the subject matter from different angles, the chapters of the book help clarify the key principles behind environmental concerns and sustainability in architecture. At its very core, Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture underlines the connection that exists between our approach to the environment and sustainability on one hand, and our approach to certain aesthetic propositions and practices on the other. With contributions by Nezar AlSayyad, Gabriel Arboleda, Vinayak Bharne, Keith Bothwell, John Brennan, David Briggs, Luca Finocciaro, Kenneth Frampton, Marie Antoinette Glaser, Anne Grete Hestnes, Glen Hill, Stefanie Holzheu, Louisa Hutton, Daniel Jauslin, Ralph L. Knowles, Kengo Kuma, Sang Lee, Giancarlo Mangone, Elisanetta Pero, Matthias Sauerbruch, Patrick Teuffel, Harad N. Røstvik, Matthew Skjonsberg and Minna Sunikka-Blank
Symposium preliminaries : traditional dwellings & settlements in a comparative perspective : International Symposium - University of California, Berkeley, April 7-10, 1988 by International Symposium on Traditional Dwellings and Settlements in a Comparative Perspective ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global transformations and local traditions ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Al-Sayyad, Nezar
Al Sayyas, Nezar.
Nezar al-Sayyad.
Nezar AlSayyad.
Nizār al-Sayyid
NizŻar al-Sayyid.
Sayyad, Nezar al.
Sayyad, Nezar al 1955-
Sayyid, Nizār
Sayyid, NizŻar.
صياد، نزار
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English (130)
Spanish (6)
Turkish (2)
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