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On Time - a book by Barak, On

On Time

Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

On Time( )
Author: Barak, On
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

In this pioneering history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East, On Barak argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused on standardization only. Surprisingly, the introduction of the steamer, railway, telegraph, tramway, and telephone in colonial Egypt actually triggered the development of unique timekeeping practices that resignified and subverted the typical modernist infatuation with expediency...
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