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Social Housing in the Middle East: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Modernity

Kilinc, Kivanc
Social Housing in the Middle East traces the history of social housing in the region and considers how culture, faith, and politics influence the housing solutions offered.
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The Masons of Djenne

Marchand, Trevor
Renowned for its mud-brick architecture, monumental mosque, and merchant-traders' houses, Djenne remains one of Africa's most distinctive cities. This title describes the raising of a mud-brick house and explores the technical, social, and magical processes involved in making buildings and renewing the urban environment of Djenne.
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Citizens without a City: Destruction and Despair after the L'Aquila Earthquake

Bock, Jan-Jonathan
A fascinating read for anyone interested in the politics of disaster relief, Citizens without a City illustrates how survivors tried to remake effective political agency-and their lives-in a ruined town.
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The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed

Murawski, Michal
The Palace of Culture and Science is a massive Stalinist skyscraper that was "gifted" to Warsaw by the Soviet Union in 1955. Author Michal Murawski traces the skyscraper's powerful impact on 21st century Warsaw, exploring the many factors that allow Warsaw's Palace to endure as a still-socialist building in a post-socialist city.
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Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere

Meier S P
Here architecture embodies modern ideas and social identities engendered by the encounter of Africans with others in the Indian Ocean world.
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Global Mountain Regions: Conversations toward the Future

No matter where they are located in the world, communities living in mountain regions have shared experiences defined in large part by contradictions.
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