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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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My flat: Nostalgia and al-zaman al-gamiil (the ‘beautiful old times’)

My flat: Nostalgia and al-zaman al-gamiil (the ‘beautiful old times’)

(p.105) 4 My flat: Nostalgia and al-zaman al-gamiil (the ‘beautiful old times’)
Cairo Collages

Mona Abaza

Manchester University Press

Time and again, this chapter provides detailed descriptions of a flat in the quarter of Doqi and the daily interaction with the neighbourhood. It describes street life and the expansion of popular cafés. It also focuses on the lively soundscape of schools of the neighbourhood together with state propaganda songs played in schools.

Keywords:   ‘the beautiful old times’ and nostalgia, informal street life, soundscape, state propaganda

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