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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Oil, Urbanism and Road Revolt.

This text was an excellent read and a pleasure to get un. May 02, Alex Shams rated it really liked it Shelves: Some readers may find extended meditations on the fieldwork process a distraction from the main arguments. What drives their revolt?

Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret

Now an open war rages between joyriders and the police. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Becoming Michelle Obama Inbunden. Keith rated it liked it Dec 24, Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret.

Must disclaim, however, that some facts in the book are questionable. Preview — Joyriding in Riyadh by Pascal Menoret. It will appeal to anyone that has an interest in youth culture, urban and gender studies, urban history, and anthropology of the Middle East.

Riyadh, Sa Dot-Grid Notebook: Certainly a very interesting and fun read. I would like to read a similar study of Saudi females and how they un with stress within Saudi Arabia–their equivalent of daredevil joyriding. Repression riyah fieldwork; 3. In the mids, official statistics showed a new case of joyriding every 11 minutes, on average.


Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars on Riyadh’s avenues? Sep 30, Huda rated it liked it. He elegantly combines an intimate portrayal of Saudi male youth culture with a profound analysis of the national and global networks of government, business, and expertise that gave rise to joyriding. Very interesting topic and findings but could have really benefited from a few editorial rounds to clarify narrative and tone down emotive language Trivia About Joyriding in Riyadh.

For young rural migrants, it was a way to reclaim alienating and threatening urban spaces. 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.

Certainly, the noyriding note of caution early on in the book seems at odds with passages comparing drifting indirectly with the Occupy Wall Street protests p. Saudi Arabia is a major piece on the world geopolitical chessboard. These several years spent in the country, combined with what are clearly very strong language skills, provide for the empirical richness and ability to give voice to Saudi youth culture which are defining features of Joyriding in Riyadh.

The authorities are especially keen to fight joyriding because a number of its devotees have become armed militants, and joined up with Afghan and Iraqi fighters.

Car drifting emerged after Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars on Riyadh’s avenues? Jan 02, Danielle rated it really liked it.

Having worked with them both in Saudi Arabia and the U. Perhaps that is in keeping with a work which, as noted above, has the strength of acknowledging ambiguity in social life.


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Riyadh rage: inside Saudi Arabia’s joyriding craze

Who are these “drifters” who defy public order and private property? Musaab Khojali rated it really liked it May 24, A police crackdown soon targeted car drifting, feeding a nation-wide moral panic led by religious jkyriding who framed youth culture as a public issue. At the same time, for this reader at least, there remains a sense of unresolved tensions implicit in these various angles on the political import of joyriding.

Drawing in part on research in the archives of the Greek city planner Constantinos A. His publications include The Saudi Enigma: 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.

Why do young Saudis, night after night, joyride and skid cars on Riyadh’s avenues? Les pilotes ne se contentent pas de faire crisser des pneus.