Les Cahiers d'EMAM is an interdisciplinary publication contributing to studies on the Arab world and Mediterranean and their interaction with the rest of the world. The journal studies urban questions and processes of territorial construction and change in their social , economic and political dimensions. The Cahiers d’EMAM is published by the Équipe Monde Arabe et Méditerranée (UMR CITERES) from the université François-Rabelais in tours, and resumes the work of the Cahiers d’URBAMA, published from 1988 (no. 1) to 2000 (no. 15). For the opening of the site, 5 issues are available on open access in full text, the whole of the Cahiers collection (nos. 16-20).