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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The governor of Riyadh first outlawed the phenomenon in the early s. This allowed the reader to see how the development of cities and the shape their growth takes is structured by ideological considerations integrated into the planning itself by urban planners and authorities.

For young rural migrants, it was a way to reclaim alienating and threatening urban spaces. 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 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. Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt.

Saudi Arabia is a major piece on the world geopolitical chessboard. Certainly a very interesting and fun read. 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.


What drives their revolt? In the three first months of alone, the Riyadh police arrested youths for taking part in joyriding events. 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. Musaab Khojali rated it really liked it May 24, Their story is crucial to building an understanding of everyday violence and rebellion in the Middle East.

Joyriding in Riyadh

Now an open war rages between joyriders and the police. City of the future; 4. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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Extensively researched and based on primary resources, Menoret reveals the undercurrents that, for example, produce heightened Islamism and reactions to it by the people raised in such societies. Keith rated it liked it Dec 24, To find out more about cookies and change your preferences, visit our Cookie Policy.

Oct 16, Reef Al rated it really liked it. A police crackdown soon targeted car drifting, feeding a nation-wide moral panic led by religious activists who framed youth culture as a public issue. Sometimes they even inflict painful defeats. Dec 05, Christy rated it did not like it Shelves: To accept cookies, click continue. Receive our posts by email. It will appeal to anyone that has an interest in youth culture, urban and gender studies, urban history, and anthropology of joyridnig Middle East.


His research combines urban history and social anthropology.

Car drifting emerged after Riyadh was planned, and oil became the main driver of the economy. Must disclaim, however, that some facts in the book are questionable. The topic is interesting, but so much of the writing did not serve to joyriiding the narrative forward, that I eventually had to put it down. Joy Riding in Riyadh: May 02, Alex Shams rated it really liked it Shelves: Accidents are frequent and spectacular.

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Young people occasionally attack police stations and riyarh cops arrest them in their hundreds. Jeffrey Mervosh rated it really liked it Feb 13, He is currently completing a book manuscript on the history of Saudi state-funded Salafi missionary work around the world in the twentieth century. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Skickas inom vardagar. I particularly enjoyed that the author spends two entire chapters delving into the history of urban planning in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Ayeri dropped out of school inflew to Afghanistan, became a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and created the Saudi branch of al-Qaida in the late s. Dan Clark rated it really liked it Nov 16,