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The Resource City of gold : Dubai and the dream of capitalism, Jim Krane

City of gold : Dubai and the dream of capitalism, Jim Krane

Label
City of gold : Dubai and the dream of capitalism
Title
City of gold
Title remainder
Dubai and the dream of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Jim Krane
Title variation
Dubai and the dream of capitalism
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krane, Jim
Dewey number
953.57
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS247.D7
  • DS247.D7
LC item number
  • K73 2009
  • K73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Dubayy (United Arab Emirates : Emirate)
  • Dubayy (United Arab Emirates : Emirate)
Label
City of gold : Dubai and the dream of capitalism, Jim Krane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Dubai is everything the Arab world isn't--a freewheeling capitalist oasis in the desert--and in this new book, Jim Krane brings us a boots-on-the ground look at this fascinating city, straight from the heart of Dubai itself. Dubai, just a dusty village in the 1960s, has been transformed into the quintessential metropolis of the future through the vision of clever sheiks, British entrepreneurs, American capitalists who longed for a free market Mecca, and a river of investor money that poured in from around the globe. What these people created is a tolerant and cosmopolitan city with luxurious resorts, architectural landmarks, and outposts of America's most prestigious companies and universities. It's at once a magnet for the Middle East's intelligentsia as well as one of the most eco-unfriendly places on the planet. In this compelling new book, Jim Krane charts the history of Dubai from its earliest days, considers the influence of the Maktoum family which has ruled since the early nineteenth century, and looks at the effect of the global economic downturn on a place that many doubt as a blueprint for a more stable Middle East
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-344) and index
Contents
Dubai stirs. The sands of time ; A free port grows in the desert ; Oil, slaves, and rebellion -- Dubai emerges. It's Sheikh Rashid's world, we just live in it ; The road to dominance ; Sprinting the marathon ; Almost famous ; Spreading out and going up ; Diamonds, Dubai, and Israel ; Sheikh Mohammed : born to rule -- Blowback : the downside. Labor pains ; Sex and slavery ; The air-conditioned nightmare ; The lawless roads -- Dubai's challenge. Danger ahead ; Democracy and terrorism ; Stuck between America and Iran ; The meaning of Dubai -- Epilogue. Dubai, February 2009
Control code
ocn316019726
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 356 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312535742
Lccn
2009013188
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)316019726
Label
City of gold : Dubai and the dream of capitalism, Jim Krane
Publication
Note
Dubai is everything the Arab world isn't--a freewheeling capitalist oasis in the desert--and in this new book, Jim Krane brings us a boots-on-the ground look at this fascinating city, straight from the heart of Dubai itself. Dubai, just a dusty village in the 1960s, has been transformed into the quintessential metropolis of the future through the vision of clever sheiks, British entrepreneurs, American capitalists who longed for a free market Mecca, and a river of investor money that poured in from around the globe. What these people created is a tolerant and cosmopolitan city with luxurious resorts, architectural landmarks, and outposts of America's most prestigious companies and universities. It's at once a magnet for the Middle East's intelligentsia as well as one of the most eco-unfriendly places on the planet. In this compelling new book, Jim Krane charts the history of Dubai from its earliest days, considers the influence of the Maktoum family which has ruled since the early nineteenth century, and looks at the effect of the global economic downturn on a place that many doubt as a blueprint for a more stable Middle East
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-344) and index
Contents
Dubai stirs. The sands of time ; A free port grows in the desert ; Oil, slaves, and rebellion -- Dubai emerges. It's Sheikh Rashid's world, we just live in it ; The road to dominance ; Sprinting the marathon ; Almost famous ; Spreading out and going up ; Diamonds, Dubai, and Israel ; Sheikh Mohammed : born to rule -- Blowback : the downside. Labor pains ; Sex and slavery ; The air-conditioned nightmare ; The lawless roads -- Dubai's challenge. Danger ahead ; Democracy and terrorism ; Stuck between America and Iran ; The meaning of Dubai -- Epilogue. Dubai, February 2009
Control code
ocn316019726
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 356 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312535742
Lccn
2009013188
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)316019726

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