Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh

1st Edition

Khalid Madhi

May 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages - 46 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138600461 - CAT# K387885
Series: Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City


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The book focuses on the processes of urban restructuring, power relations, and the touristic boom in cities. Through an indepth analysis of Marrakech, Morroco, the book proposes a comprehensive analytic framework. It highlights the issues of (post)coloniality, ideology, heritage-commodification, subjectivity and counter-conduct in the shadow of global capitalism. It explores how power relations and political ecomomy have shaped the city over the past few decades, creating new subjectivities. Policy is conducted to boost tourism in the city, bringing into questions the long term resilience and success of tourism as the sole economic activity. The book considers how the well-being of city residents is submitted to such policies, conforming to a certain form of colonialism. This book helps us to understand a phenomenon that affects many other cities in the World today.

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