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<i>Nasser 56</i>/Cairo 96

Edited by Walter Armbrust

in Mass Mediations

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780520219250
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923096 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0007
Nasser 56/Cairo 96

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This chapter studies the film Nasser 56, which seems to suggest a potent nostalgia for the nationalist project, noting that the film avoids Nasser's nationalization and import-substitution policies, and instead emphasizes the much less controversial Suez crisis. It also reveals that while the film marked many faults within Egyptian society, everyone was eager to take credit for it.

Keywords: Nasser 56; nationalist project; import-substitution policies; nationalization; Suez crisis; faults; Egyptian society

Chapter.  8375 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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