This dissertation explores the formations of a Palestinian Arab middle class by tracing business and consumer languages and practices in British ruled Palestine during World War II. Palestinian businessmen built new venues of collective, institutional action during this period when British colonial policy imposed a broad apparatus of import, trade, and consumption control. Business and colonial practices intersected to form the exemplary Palestinian consumer-citizen. Wartime policy resulted in unprecedented interventions in economic and daily life with starkly divergent consequences among and between Palestinian Arabs and European Jews. The period of the 1940s, long understood as one of political quiescence, was in fact a time of intensive Palestinian Arab efforts to formulate national and daily demands in new languages and registers.The appropriate ideal was to be found among the English, awho know the significance of the home better than any other ... womena#39;s magazines and journals, which devoted pages to color coordination and interior decoration, Saa#39;id attemptedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Meatless Days: Consumption and Capitalism in Wartime Palestine 1939--1948|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|