INDEX
Note: page numbers in italics refer to illustrations; those followed by ‘‘n’’ and ‘‘t’’
indicate endnotes and tables, respectively.
abcd (American-Born Confused Desi)
identification, 149
Abu Dhabi, 158, 184
activism. See Arab Spring; democracy,
activism, and the political
Agamben, Giorgio, 16, 17–19, 196n59
Al Fahidi Fort, 58, 58
Al Qasr hotel, 51
Al-Sayegh, Fatma, 208n2
Altbach, Philip G., 161–62
American University of Dubai (aud), 158
American University of Kuwait (auk), 159
American University of Sharjah (aus),
147, 158, 163, 164–65
Anderson, Benedict, 17, 55, 203n38
Antwerp, Belgium, 210n30
Appadurai, Arjun, 175
Arabian Adventures, 51
‘‘Arabian culture,’’ 51. See also tradition
and culture
Arabian Gulf: as term, 191n1. See also
specific topics
Arabic language, 154, 155, 157, 164, 167
Arab Spring, 117, 171–74, 178–80, 189–
90, 211n1, 217n1, 218n14
archaeology, 55
‘‘astronaut’’ children, 144–45, 168
automobiles, 77–78
Ayubi, Nazih, 14, 193n21
‘‘bachelors,’’ 48, 62, 73, 202n28
Bahrain, 111, 172, 173, 179, 211n33, 214n2
Balibar, Etienne, 180, 181
Banias, 204n57
‘‘bare life,’’ 18–19
Bastakiya, 56–58, 57, 204n46
Beblawi, Hazem, 195n51
Bedouins, 54, 208n2
belonging, disavowals of, 5, 22, 92. See
also citizenship
biographies, 98
biopolitics, 18–19
Brah, Avtar, 65
British colonialism: citizenship and
imperialism, 197n63; merchants, pro-
tection of, 208n2, 217n11; Trucial
Agreements and, 54
Buddha Bar, 46
Bur Dubai neighborhood, 36–38, 43, 68,
69
Burj al-Arab, 35, 49
Burj Khalifa complex, 42, 51, 201n12
businessmen, Indian. See elite expatriate
Indians; merchants, gold re-export,
and shifting forms of belonging; New
Dubai
bus metaphor, 121
Butler, Kim, 199n95
camel racing, 203n34
capitalism, neoliberal. See global city
model, neoliberal; neoliberalism
censorship, Internet, 46, 160, 201n20,
215n25
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