Segregation and Seclusion: the Case of Compounds for Western Expatriates in Saudi Arabia

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Glasze G
Journal: Geo Journal
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 66
Journal issue: 1-2
Pages range: 83-88
ISSN: 0343-2521
eISSN: 1572-9893


Abstract


In discussions on the "fragmented city" and the boom of private and guarded neighbourhoods, several authors have stressed the importance of a growing differentiation of lifestyles and "cultural" orientations for this trend. The compounds for western foreigners in Saudi Arabia are explicitly based on the idea of a spatial seclusion of social groups with different "cultural" backgrounds. This study presents an overview of the development of these western enclaves. Narrative interviews with former expatriates provide insights into their daily life, their social relations within the compound, and to the Saudi Arabia behind the gates. © 2006 Springer Science + Business Media B.V.



External institutions with authors

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


How to cite

APA:
Glasze, G. (2006). Segregation and Seclusion: the Case of Compounds for Western Expatriates in Saudi Arabia. Geo Journal, 66(1-2), 83-88. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10708-006-9018-z

MLA:
Glasze, Georg. "Segregation and Seclusion: the Case of Compounds for Western Expatriates in Saudi Arabia." Geo Journal 66.1-2 (2006): 83-88.

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