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Hopeful City: Meritocracy and Affect in Global Cairo (2018)
Journal Article
Pettit, H. (2018). Hopeful City: Meritocracy and Affect in Global Cairo. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(6), 1048-1063. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12695

© 2018 Urban Research Publications Limited Contemporary forms of ‘world-class’ or ‘global’ city making have displaced, excluded and imperilled millions of urban inhabitants across the global South. This article departs from conventional approaches in... Read More about Hopeful City: Meritocracy and Affect in Global Cairo.

“Iftar” in Mcdonald’s’: The everyday encroachment of Cairo’s subaltern cosmopolitans (2015)
Book Chapter
Pettit, H. (2015). “Iftar” in Mcdonald’s’: The everyday encroachment of Cairo’s subaltern cosmopolitans. In F. A. Gerges (Ed.), Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Popular Resistance and Marginalized Activism beyond the Arab Uprisings (523-546). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137530868_22

On July 12, 2013, two days into the holy month of Ramadan, I received an invitation to break the fast with Kareem and Islam, two 19-year-old middle-class Egyptians living near downtown Cairo. With both about to commence public university courses, the... Read More about “Iftar” in Mcdonald’s’: The everyday encroachment of Cairo’s subaltern cosmopolitans.