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although now remembered as an act of anti-colonial protest resulting in the Egyptian army coup of 1952, the Cairo hearth 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 at the back of this latter view has now been mostly misplaced. delivering a revised heritage, Nancy Reynolds seems to be to the many years prime as much as the hearth to teach that the traces among overseas 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 sooner than the nice Cairo fireplace. Nationalist leaders usually railed opposed to trade as a sort of colonial captivity, but concurrently improved neighborhood creation and intake to anchor a newly self sustaining economic system. shut exam of struggles over gown and buying finds that nationhood coalesced informally from the conflicts and collaboration of shoppers "from under" in addition to extra institutional and prescriptive mandates.

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