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The Resource A city consumed : urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt, Nancy Y. Reynolds

A city consumed : urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt, Nancy Y. Reynolds

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A city consumed : urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt
Title
A city consumed
Title remainder
urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Y. Reynolds
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though now remembered as an act of anti-colonial protest leading to the Egyptian military coup of 1952, the Cairo Fire that burned through downtown stores and businesses appeared to many at the time as an act of urban self-destruction and national suicide. The logic behind this latter view has now been largely lost. Offering a revised history, Nancy Reynolds looks to the decades leading up to the fire to show that the lines between foreign and native in city space and commercial merchandise were never so starkly drawn. Consumer goods occupied an uneasy place on anti-colonial agendas for decades
Dewey number
381.0962/1609041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A city consumed : urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt, Nancy Y. Reynolds
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration; Introduction; 1. The "Ever-Melting" City; 2. Department Stores and Downtown Shopping; 3. Anticolonial Boycotts and National Trade; 4. Socks, Shoes, and Marketing Mass Consumption; 5. Postwar Commodity Parables and the Crackingof Late Colonialism; 6. The Cairo Fire and Postcolonial Consumption; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn797852722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804782661
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797852722
Label
A city consumed : urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt, Nancy Y. Reynolds
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration; Introduction; 1. The "Ever-Melting" City; 2. Department Stores and Downtown Shopping; 3. Anticolonial Boycotts and National Trade; 4. Socks, Shoes, and Marketing Mass Consumption; 5. Postwar Commodity Parables and the Crackingof Late Colonialism; 6. The Cairo Fire and Postcolonial Consumption; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn797852722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804782661
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797852722

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