Joyriding in Riyadh has 61 ratings and 10 reviews. Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars on Riyadh’s avenues? Who are these drif. PDF | On Jun 12, , Jörg Matthias Determann and others published Pascal Menoret. Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt. Night after night, throngs of kids steal cars on the outskirts of Riyadh. They remove the number plates, add stickers to the bodywork and use the.
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N ight after night, throngs of kids steal cars on the outskirts of Riyadh. Anyone working with Saudi youth should read this important and unusual ethnographic study of how some Saudi young men cope with the stress of their society. Tanesha rated it really liked it Aug 12, Oil, Urbanism and Road Revolt Tweet. It is extremely readable and will be accessible to students of all levels, as well as others inside and outside academia with an interest in the Gulf, urban history and politics, and gender and sexuality in the Middle East.
City of the future; 4. Based on four years of fieldwork in Riyadh, Pascal Menoret’s Joyriding in Riyadh explores the social fabric of the city and connects it to Saudi Arabia’s recent history.
This work contributes to a growing body of critical scholarship An outstanding book on how we turned a major resource of ours -the youth- into criminals.
Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret
In the mids, official statistics showed a new case of joyriding every 11 rigadh, on average. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These chapters locate the history of drifting within the same dynamics of economic transformation and social dislocation that shaped modern Riyadh. Books by Pascal Menoret.
Riyadh rage: inside Saudi Arabia’s joyriding craze
But the crackdown has only encouraged the joyriders to become even more creative. Militants appear to view joyriders as potential footsoldiers of the future.
Moreover, the book can be assigned to classes on Middle Eastern politics, Arab Joyricing, or any course that deals with the issues of social violence and economic inequality in a comparative or global framework.
Police pressure has done little to reduce the practice and Riyadh’s force has teamed up with sociologists and criminologists. Drawing in part on research in the archives of the Greek city planner Constantinos A. Hashim Ul-Hassan rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Must disclaim, however, that some facts in the book are questionable.
Certainly a very interesting and fun read. Furthermore, he draws on a raft of striking cultural artefacts, including songs, YouTube videos and online texts produced by and for joyriders, as well as press coverage and the output of criminologists, sociologists and preachers.
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This is an insightful, important and unique book. Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars on Riyadh’s avenues? What drives their revolt? Oct 14, Yves Gounin rated it it was amazing. The topic is interesting, but so much of the writing did not serve to move the narrative forward, that I eventually had to put it down.
Dan Clark rated it really liked it Nov 16, Another strength of the book is a real sense of intellectual integrity, including a willingness on the part of the author to be quite frank about his own understandably convoluted research trajectory and the limitations of his knowledge as an outside observer.
Ashley Anderson rated it it was ok Apr 07, Despite the suspicion that has enveloped the country since September 11,Saudi Arabia remains the key US ally in the Arab Middle East, a role secured by its continuing posit Oil, Urbanism and Road Revolt.
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Book Review – Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism and Road Revolt | Middle East Centre
The phenomenon — known as tafhit in colloquial Saudi Arabic and celebrated by MIA in the video for her single Bad Girls — is not new. The way urban space is molded, formed, and constituted has tremendous implications for how urban lives are lived, and Menoret greatly strengthened his argument regarding the important and political nature of joyriding in Riyadh by delving into the forces that joyriding directly confronts.
For the Saudi state, it jeopardized its most basic operations: Lemons rated it really liked it. The book retraces the politicization of Riyadh youth and shows that, far from being a marginal event, car drifting is embedded in the country’s social violence and economic inequality. The way urban space is molded, formed, and constituted has tremendous implications for how urban lives This text was an excellent read and a pleasure to get through.
Before being killed by Saudi security forces inhe wrote strategic treatises that show an intimate knowledge of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, the theories of political scientist Francis Fukuyama and the writings of Thomas Friedman. This book retraces the politicization of Riyadh youth and shows that, far from being a marginal event, car drifting is embedded in the country’s social violence and economic inequality.
Paperbackpages. Previous post Next post. Unlike academics, religious figures and human rights activists, joyriders confront the security forces in the real world on a day-to-day basis. Deaths and injuries are common. His research combines kn history ojyriding social anthropology. Joyridibg rated it really liked it Jun 04, Their story is crucial to building an understanding of everyday violence and rebellion in the Middle East.
Car drifting emerged after Riyadh was planned, and oil became the main driver of the economy.