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On Hold

On Barak

in On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276130
eISBN:
9780520956568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276130.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 7 (“On Hold”) historicizes the experience of being on hold on the telephone line in the interwar period. Middle-class Egyptian men, subjected to admonitory and civilizing colonial discourses ... More


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