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Worker’s city: hostel city

Massalha, Manal (2014) Worker’s city: hostel city. LSE Research Festival 2014, The London School of Economics and Political Science, GBR. (Submitted)

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Abstract

“Umm-el-Fahem is not fit to be a city at all. It does not have the basic ingredients of a modern city because of racist planning policies. Where are the facilities in the city?! It may tick some of the cities’ criteria, such as population size, but where are the facilities?! The streets?!... It is one big refugee camp. It does not provide work for the bulk of its work force. Workers still have to leave the city at the crack of dawn to travel 80km and sometimes 300km each way to go to work… all in the search to make a living. A city would have a museum, a market, work opportunities, theatres, leisure facilities, parks, playgrounds… we have not got any of that… just restaurants and coffee shops… it is frustrating to compare it to other cities… we belong to the world of being… not doing.” Hussein, Umm-el-Fahem, August 2009

Item Type: Audio/visual resource
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/lseresearchfestival
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Research Festival 2014
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 08:27
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 23:15
Projects: LSE Research Festival 2014
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57879

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