Comment peut-on être urbain ? Villes et vies urbaines

Abstract : This chapter relates to the urban life or lives and their frameworks, drawing up the portrait of the city in Egypt today, how townsmen build their city and their urban life, inhabit these residential and non-residential spaces, live their urbanity... The Egyptian citadinity has a very long history. Today the principal urban centers of Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria) have the rank of megalopolis and the middle-cities know a fast growth. The Egyptian cities are in full physical change, but these changes also relate to the manners of practicing them. This chapter guidelines are the social structuring of the city (with the segregation issue), the rhythms of the city (and timings), the issue of the differentiated occupations of urban space by gender, social classes, the mobility and practices for a "living together" in Egyptian cities. This chapter will have as hot lines the social structuring of the city (by putting the question of the segregation), the rhythms of the city (and its synchronizations), as well as the question of the differentiated practices of the urban space (in particular according to the social, residential origin and of the gender).
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Vincent Battesti, Nicolas Puig. Comment peut-on être urbain ? Villes et vies urbaines. Vincent Battesti & François Ireton. L'Égypte au présent, Inventaire d'une société avant révolution, Sindbad-Actes Sud, pp.145-182, 2011, La Bibliothèque arabe, Hommes et Sociétés, 978-2-7427-9780-6. ⟨hal-00675747⟩

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