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Mass MediationsNew Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond$
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Walter Armbrust

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219250

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001

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Nasser 56/Cairo 96

Nasser 56/Cairo 96

Reimaging Egypt's Lost Community

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(p.161) Seven Nasser 56/Cairo 96
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Mass Mediations
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Walter Armbrust
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0007

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

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