This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.
A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Publisher: Waveland Press
Category: Social Science
From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear and Faith in Paradise draws on his wealth of experience to sketch a timely and compelling portrait of the region throughout history. Seamlessly moving between past and present, Karber skillfully develops two overarching themes: How America's footprint can be shifted from a military to a humanitarian emphasis and how fear is used as a cudgel by today’s monotheistic leaders to sacrifice the faithful. Whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, they all invoke their own vision of paradise, often as incentive, in hopeless conflicts that seem doomed to be repeated. Karber’s down-to-earth writing vividly conveys the region’s charm and beauty against a backdrop of power struggles among competing faiths, nationalisms, and outside forces.
Exploring Conflict and Religion in the Middle East
Author: Phil Karber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
This is the story of Luhut, a small cat who lives on the colourful streets of Marrakech. This is a tale of his adventures: of the people he meets and the wonders he sees every day, in what he considers to be the greatest city of Morocco, indeed the greatest city in all of Africa!
Author: Dee S. Tóth-Jones
Learn about the people and places of Morocco.
Author: Pat Seward,Orin Hargraves
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Examines American and Middle Eastern texts in studies of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and argues for a new approach to cultural studies that incorporates a wider variety of materials.
Western Images of Morocco and Moroccan Images of the West
Author: John R. Maier,Professor of English John Maier
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Literary Criticism
›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.
Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
Presents an introduction to the food of Morocco, with eighty recipes for appetizers, tangine, coucous dishes, and stuffed pastries, along with a discussion of the country's history and diverse culinary culture.
A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora
Author: Jeff Koehler
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Extrait de la couverture : ""Here, for the first time, is a book that brings women's writings out of exile to rethink anthropology's purpose at the end of the century. . . . As a historical resource, the collection undertakes fresh readings of the work of well-known women anthropologists and also reclaims the writings of women of color for anthropology. As a critical account, it bravely interrogates the politics of authorship. As a creative endeavor, it embraces new Feminist voices of ethnography that challenge prevailing definitions of theory and experimental writing."
Author: Ruth Behar,Deborah A. Gordon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Five women from different walks of life are members of a Hampshire squash club. Over a period of time they become close friends and meet once a month for lunch. On the surface they seem to have perfect lives, but when tragedy and betrayal strike, their vulnerabilities are exposed. Will they rally round to support one another, or will their differences drive them apart? Belinda Musgrove, high flying divorce lawyer, is captain of the squash team. Her long search for love seems to be getting nowhere until someone special makes her think she still has a chance. But is she brave enough to make her feelings known? For Sophie London, mourning the sudden death of her parents, a chance encounter in a restaurant turns her life upside down. At last she finds the happiness she so desperately craves. When family responsibilities draw her back to Jamaica, will she be forced to choose between her family and Mr Perfect? For rich, spoilt Polly Gordon, boredom leads to a disastrous marriage. She wants out, and she gets her wish, but in the worst imaginable way. Though her marriage is over, her father-in-law is determined to make her life a living hell. Clarissa Duncan, owner of an organic smallholding, is content with her life. Then her artist partner, Ted, finds unexpected success, and everything changes. Life will never be the same again. When Emily Ropers boyfriend, Jack, is tragically killed, a totally unexpected discovery threatens to rupture her fragile hold on her life. Throughout it all, the women are there to support one another; at the end of the season their lives have changed in ways they could never have predicted.
Author: Michael Pakenham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sociology, Urban
There are two cities in Marrakesh - the first, the capital, is geometrically and secretly laid out. It is the perfect city as dreamed of by its prince. The other Marrakesh, both rich and exciting, has become a labyrinth for lost travellers.The hidden or
The Secret of Courtyard Houses
Author: Quentin Wilbaux,Michel Lebrun,Kirk McElhearn
le secret des maisons-jardins
Author: Quentin Wilbaux,Michel Lebrun
Which generals were most influential in World War II? Did Winston Churchill really see himself as culturally "half American"? What really caused the break between Harry S. Truman and Dwight Eisenhower? In Soldiers and Statesmen, John S. D. Eisenhower answers these questions and more, offering his personal reflections on great leaders of our time. The son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, John S. D. Eisenhower possesses an expert perspective on prominent political and military leaders, giving readers a matchless view on relationships between powerful figures and the president. Eisenhower also had a long military career, coincidentally beginning with his graduation from West Point on D-Day. His unique position as a young Army staff officer and close relationship with his father gave him insider's access to leaders such as Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, John Foster Dulles, Mark Clark, Terry Allen, and Matthew Ridgway. He combines personal insight with the specialized knowledge of a veteran soldier and accomplished historian to communicate exclusive perspectives on U. S. foreign relations and leadership. Eisenhower's observations of various wartime leaders began in June 1944, just after the Allied landings in Normandy. On orders from General George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, Eisenhower sailed from New York aboard the British-liner-turned-American-troopship Queen Maryto join his father, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, in London, where he stayed for over two weeks. A year later, at the end of the war, Eisenhower accompanied his father as a temporary aide on trips where Ike's former associates were present. In the mid-1950s, Eisenhower's perspective was broadened by his service in a room next to the White House Oval Office during his father's tenure as president. On the light side, Eisenhower has added a special appendix called "Home Movies," in which he reveals amusing and often irreverent vignettes from his life in military service. Eisenhower gives readers both a taste of history from the inside and a rich and relatable memoir filled with compelling remembrances.
Reflections on Leadership
Author: John S. D. Eisenhower
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I am sharing with you my crazy life. I hope that you enjoy it as much I did. I care for all human beings including little animals. Michel Neau
Author: Michel Neau
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete edition of Wharton’s works possible in the US, with rare works, numerous images and the usual Delphi bonus material. Features: * the most complete collection possible for US readers * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * 10 novels each with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts * ALL the pre-1923 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry, with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please note: we aim to provide the most comprehensive author collections available to eReader readers. To comply with US copyright restrictions, 8 novels, 4 novellas, six short story collections and Wharton’s autobiography are not in this US version. Once later works enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles The Novels THE VALLEY OF DECISION SANCTUARY THE HOUSE OF MIRTH THE FRUIT OF THE TREE ETHAN FROME THE REEF THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY SUMMER THE AGE OF INNOCENCE THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON The Novellas THE TOUCHSTONE MADAME DE TREYMES THE MARNE The Short Story Collections THE GREATER INCLINATION CRUCIAL INSTANCES THE DESCENT OF MAN AND OTHER STORIES THE HERMIT AND THE WILD WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS UNCOLLECTED EARLY SHORT STORIES XINGU AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THE JOY OF LIVING The Poetry ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON AND OTHER VERSES UNCOLLECTED POETRY ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE COMPLETE POEMS The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS ITALIAN BACKGROUNDS A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE FRANCE, FROM DUNKERQUE TO BELFORT FRENCH WAYS AND THEIR MEANING IN MOROCCO * * * * Visit www.delphiclassics.com for more information and our other Great Writers collections!
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Delphi Classics
This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader behind the high walls of the history-rich architecture of Marrakech's exotic houses showing richly decorated interiors, colors, fabric s and lighting from a city which draws on both African and Middle Eastern cultures.
Living on the Edge of the Desert
Author: Massimo Listri,Daniel Rey
Publisher: Images Publishing
Based on original sources, this book questions the conventional wisdom that Mediterranean Muslim women are passive people subjected to the tyranny and misogyny of religion, society and male relatives. Encompassing everything from medieval love poetry to popular literary sources these studies bear witness to the fact that individual women of all social classes play pivotal roles in both the private domains of sociey and in the public realm.
Women in Arab Sources
Author: Manuela Marin,Randi Deguilhem
Category: Social Science