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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Claire rated it really liked it Mar 05, The phenomenon — known as tafhit in colloquial Saudi Arabic and celebrated by MIA in the video for her single Bad Girls — is joyrieing new.

A History and L’Arabie, des routes de l’encens l’re du ptrole Riyadh, Sa Meeting Notebook: Sometimes they even inflict painful defeats. While it is understandable that the title and blurb of this new book from Pascal Menoret should give pride of place to the eye-catching topic of joyriding in the Saudi capital, this framing perhaps risks underselling a work that is truly ambitious in scope.

More broadly, with their self-aware consideration of the place of a foreign researcher in a politically repressive environment, and sanguine reflections on the ways in which research projects may evolve productively through sequences of mishaps, setbacks and unexpected opportunities, they would be well worth the attention of any postgraduate student embarking for the first time on extended fieldwork in comparable circumstances.

Moreover, the book can be assigned to classes on Middle Eastern politics, Arab Uprisings, or any course that deals with the issues of social violence and economic inequality in a comparative or global framework. Rather than trite invocations of a society riven by a fundamental contradiction between tradition and modernity, between the mosque and the mall, what emerges here is a far more subtle fabric of ambiguity, ambivalence and fluidity, of the kind that exists in all societies.

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Show 25 25 50 All. Ashley Anderson rated it it was ok Apr 07, The authorities are especially keen to fight joyriding because a number of its devotees have become armed militants, and joined up with Afghan riyadn Iraqi fighters.

Riyadh rage: inside Saudi Arabia’s joyriding craze

It will appeal to anyone that has an interest in youth joyridkng, urban and gender studies, urban history, and anthropology of the Middle East. If there is one question which feels unresolved in the book, it is the precise status of drifting as a political act or phenomenon. Books by Pascal Menoret. In the mids, official statistics showed a new case of joyriding every 11 minutes, on average.

This was a fascinating read on petro-urbanism, oil, youth, sexuality, and Saudi Arabia, recommended for those interested in these topics. Open Preview See a Problem? Beth rated it really liked it Jun 04, For the Saudi state, it jeopardized its most basic operations: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Having worked with them both in Saudi Arabia and the U. Skickas inom vardagar. Extensively researched and based on primary resources, M 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, But the crackdown has only encouraged the joyriders to become even more creative. His publications include The Saudi Enigma: Click here to cancel reply.

Now an open war rages between joyriders and the police. N ight after night, throngs of kids steal cars on the outskirts of Riyadh. Car drifting emerged after Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars joyriiding Riyadh’s avenues? For young rural migrants, it was a riydh to reclaim alienating and threatening urban spaces. Young people occasionally attack police stations and the cops arrest them in their hundreds.

Written like a long-winded PhD thesis, this book could have really benefitted from an editor before mass publication. He is also working on a johriding research project, on the politics of crime, policing and economic transformation in modern Egypt. Saudi Arabia is a major piece on the joytiding geopolitical chessboard. Alex McKenzie rated it really liked it Oct 25, joyriiding Tanesha rated it really liked it Aug 12, Keith rated it liked it Dec 24, Lemons rated it really liked it.


Furthermore, he draws on a raft of striking cultural artefacts, including songs, YouTube videos and online texts produced by joyridinv for joyriders, as well as press coverage and the output of criminologists, sociologists and preachers. Lists with This Book.

Joyriding in Riyadh is an excellent and scholarly work that makes a valuable contribution to the field of Middle East Studies.

Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret

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. 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. Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret.

His research combines urban history and social anthropology. Thanks for telling joyrifing about the problem.

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. Sep 30, Huda rated it liked it. This is an insightful, important and unique book. 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.

May 02, Alex Shams rated it really liked it Shelves: In the final chapter, Menoret argues that drifting came to be riyafh in three ways: