IJIA Volume 1, Number 2 (2012)

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Full contents of Volume 1, Number 2:


  1. Khan, Hasan-Uddin. "Identity, Globalization and the Contemporary Islamic City." pp. 199-216.

Research articles:

  1. Kusno, Abidin. "The Ruko: Changing Appearances and Associations of Shophouses in Urban Indonesia." pp. 219-241.
  2. Rutz, Kerry. "Artificial Islands versus Natural Reefs: The Environmental Cost of Development in Dubai." pp. 243-267.
  3. Sharma, Jyoti Pandey. "From Marrakesh to India: A Colonial Maharaja’s Pursuit of Architectural Glory in Kapurthala." pp. 269-300.
  4. Kayaalp, Pinar. "Vakfiye and Inscriptions: An Interpretation of the Written Records of the Atik Valide Mosque Complex." pp. 301-324.
  5. Christensen, Peter. "Dam Nation: Imaging and Imagining the 'Middle East' in Herman Sörgel’s Atlantropa." pp. 325-346.
  6. Woodbridge, Sam. "Reviving Kabul: Notes on the Restoration and Adaptation of the Great Serai." pp. 349-366.
  7. Nassar, Hala and Robert Hewitt. "The Relocation of al-Fustat Pottery Village: Evaluating the Results of Urban Redevelopment." pp. 367-381.

Book reviews:

  1. Simonowitz, David. Review of The Fundamentalist City? Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space, by Nezar Al Sayyad and Mejgan Massoumi (eds). pp 385-388.
  2. Power, Timothy. Review of Manah. An Omani Oasis, an Arabian Legacy: Architecture and Social History of an Omani Settlement, by S. Bandyopadhyay. pp. 388-390.
  3. Lamprakos, Michele. Review of Living in Historic Cairo: Past and Present in an Islamic City, by Farhad Daftary, Elizabeth Fernea and Azim Nanji (eds). pp. 391-393.
  4. Marashi, Afshin. Review of Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavis, by Talinn Grigor. pp. 393-395.
  5. Steele, James. Review of Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Architecture: The Birth of a New Modern, by Ahmad Hamid. pp. 395-397.
  6. Çakmak, Gülru. Review of The Poetics and Politics of Place: Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism, Zeynep Inankur, Reina Lewis and Mary Roberts (eds). pp. 398-401.  
  7. Mitchell, Colin. Review of The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: Architecture, Religion and Power in Early Modern Iran. pp. 402-404.

Exhibition reviews:

  1. Kurd, Nadia. Review of ‘Magic Squares: The Patterned Imagination of Muslim Africa in Contemporary Culture’, Textile Museum of Canada, May 18–November 20, 2011. pp. 407-409.  
  2. Cantone, Cleo. Review of ‘Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam’, British Museum, London, January 26–April 15, 2012. pp. 410-412.  

Conference precis:

  1. Bertram, Carel. Review of 'The Spatial Turn in Middle East Studies: Interdisciplinary Methods and Approaches', Round table at the Annual Meeting of the Middle Studies Association, Washington DC, December 3, 2011. pp. 415-417.
  2. Jelidi, Charlotte. Review of ‘North African Cities in the Colonial Era (nineteenth and twentieth centuries): Urbanism, Architecture, Heritage. Historiographical revisions based on the archives’, a conference sponsored by l’Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC), held in Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia, February 10–11, 2012. pp. 417-420.



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