, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 277–286 | Cite as

Space, social reproduction and food security in Cairo/Egypt

  • Gertel Jörg 
  • Kuppinger Petra 


Urban life is a highly interconnected historically developed web of social relations. Taking the example of Cairo, Egypt, the construction of urban space over the last 150 years is discussed, and attention is further given to more recent urban planning objectives. The paper then takes up issues of space and social reproduction and traces them down to the microlevel of individual households in order to analyse how larger changes in the food system are shaping local food security.


Environmental Management Food Security Egypt Large Change Social Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gertel Jörg 
    • 1
  • Kuppinger Petra 
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cultural GeographyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyNew School for Social ResearchNew YorkUSA

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