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By Nancy Reynolds

even though 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 good judgment at the back of this latter view has now been principally misplaced. supplying a revised background, Nancy Reynolds appears to be like to the many years major as much as the fireplace to teach that the strains among international and local in urban house 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 earlier than the good Cairo hearth. Nationalist leaders often railed opposed to trade as a kind of colonial captivity, but concurrently increased neighborhood creation and intake to anchor a newly self sustaining economic climate. shut exam of struggles over costume and procuring finds 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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