A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the by Nancy Reynolds

By Nancy Reynolds

although now remembered as an act of anti-colonial protest resulting in the Egyptian army coup of 1952, the Cairo fireplace that burned via downtown shops and companies looked as if it would many on the time as an act of city self-destruction and nationwide suicide. The common sense in the back of this latter view has now been principally misplaced. providing a revised historical past, Nancy Reynolds seems to be to the a long time top as much as the hearth to teach that the traces among international and local in urban area and advertisement item have been by no means so starkly drawn.
Consumer items occupied an uneasy position on anti-colonial agendas for many years in Egypt ahead of the nice Cairo fireplace. Nationalist leaders usually railed opposed to trade as a sort of colonial captivity, but at the same time accelerated neighborhood construction and intake to anchor a newly autonomous economic system. shut exam of struggles over gown and buying unearths that nationhood coalesced informally from the conflicts and collaboration of shoppers "from less than" in addition to extra institutional and prescriptive mandates.

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