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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A History and L’Arabie, des routes de l’encens l’re du ptrole Loading comments… Trouble loading? Certainly, the welcome note of caution early on in the book seems at odds with passages comparing drifting indirectly with the Occupy Wall Street protests p.

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. Samin Rb rated it liked it Aug 12, 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.

For the Saudi state, it jeopardized its most basic operations: What drives their revolt? Lari rated it liked it Oct 16, Another strength of the book is a real sense of intellectual integrity, including a willingness on the part of the author to be quite frank about his own understandably convoluted research trajectory and the limitations of his knowledge as an outside observer.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars on Riyadh’s avenues? I also generally enjoyed this book for my political science classbut it was more of an enjoyment of everything I had learned and Menoret’s overarching message I suppose similar to Cole’s. Perhaps that is in keeping with a work which, as noted above, has the strength of acknowledging ambiguity in social life.


A History in They remove the number plates, add stickers to the bodywork and use the cars to swerve at high speeds through the Saudi Arabian capital.

Riyadh rage: inside Saudi Arabia’s joyriding craze

Order by newest oldest recommendations. If there is one question which feels unresolved in the book, it is the precise status of drifting as a political act or phenomenon. Oct 16, Reef Al rated it really liked it.

Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt. To ask other readers questions about Joyriding in Riyadhplease sign up.

It will appeal to anyone that has an interest in youth culture, urban and gender studies, urban history, and anthropology of the Middle East. It provides new insight into the categories of masculinity and gender in the Middle Eastern context and the spatial politics of the Saudi state.

Oct 28, David K. Though the present work is the first riyash product of his doctoral and postdoctoral research, he had previously settled in the kingdom as a teacher in and published a book which would appear in English as The Saudi Enigma: Based on four years of fieldwork in Riyadh, Pascal Menoret’s Joyriding in Riyadh explores the social fabric of the city and connects it to Saudi Arabia’s recent history.

Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret

Want to Read saving…. Keith rated it liked it Dec 24, He is currently completing a book manuscript on the history of Saudi state-funded Salafi missionary work around the world in the twentieth century. Cambridge University Press, An anti-joyriding unit has been created, where PhD-holders write research articles about cars, youth boredom and unrest.


The topic is interesting, but so much of the writing did not serve to move the narrative forward, that I eventually had to put it down. Jeffrey Mervosh rated it really liked it Feb 13, 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 And Al-Ayeri’s case is not an isolated one.

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Hashim Ul-Hassan rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Books by Pascal Menoret. Joyriding in Riyadh is an excellent and scholarly work that makes a valuable contribution to the field of Middle East Studies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. An outstanding book on how we turned a major resource of ours -the youth- into criminals. Trivia About Joyriding in Riyadh. In the three first months of alone, the Riyadh police joyridig youths for taking part in joyriding events.

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