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Cairo CollagesEveryday Life Practices after the Event$
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Mona Abaza

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526145116

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526145123

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Tale II: Commute

Tale II: Commute

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(p.53) 2 Tale II: Commute
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Cairo Collages
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Mona Abaza

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526145123.00007

Chapter 2 narrates the personal meanderings and wanderings and descriptions of billboards advertising massive real-estate projects of compounds and gated communities along the commute to the Eastern Desert towards the district of New Cairo. It also addresses one Ramadan television serial and three dystopian novels, which portray imagined and real depictions of the gated communities’ lifestyles of the rich and apocalyptic images of the city of Cairo.

Keywords:   commute, indoctrination, internal migration, alienating aesthetics, dystopian novels on Cairo

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