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Author Reynolds, Nancy Y.,
Title A city consumed : urban commerce, the Cairo fire, and the politics of decolonization in Egypt / Nancy Y. Reynolds.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012.
2012

Author Reynolds, Nancy Y.,
Subject Consumption (Economics) -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Economic aspects -- Egypt.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1919-1952.
Egypt -- History -- Revolution, 1952.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804782661 (electronic bk.)
0804782660 (electronic bk.)
9780804781268 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804781265 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 797852722
Additional Format Print version: Reynolds, Nancy Y. City consumed. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, ©2012 9780804781268 (DLC) 2012001451 (OCoLC)764360943


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