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

Author: Nancy Y Reynolds
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a reinterpretation of an important popular uprising in Cairo in 1952 by looking at the patterns of commerce and urban development over the previous four decades.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Händel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Y Reynolds
ISBN: 9780804781268 0804781265
OCLC Number: 764360943
Description: xvii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The 'ever-melting' city --
Department stores and downtown shopping --
Anticolonial boycotts and national trade --
Shoes, socks, and marketing mass consumption --
Postwar commodity parables and the cracking of late colonialism --
The Cairo fire and postcolonial consumption.
Responsibility: Nancy Y. Reynolds.

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