In Morocco

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775414876

Category: Travel

Page: 155

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American novelist and designer Edith Wharton traveled to Morocco after the end of World War I. Morocco is her account of her time there as the guest of General Hubert Lyautey. Her account praises Lyautey and his wife and also the French administration of the country.
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Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603436

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8599

›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.
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Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco

Author: Paul Rabinow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520034501

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 164

View: 4532

Presents strategies to help primary students become fluent, independent readers.
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Saint Veneration Among the Jews in Morocco

Author: Issachar Ben-Ami

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814321980

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 383

Brings to life the richness of Moroccan Jewish religious life, replete with oral material, daily folk rituals, and dream accounts.
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Prelude to Protectorate in Morocco

Pre-Colonial Protest and Resistance, 1860-1912

Author: Edmund Burke, III

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226080846

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1202

At last we are beginning to learn as much about the French empire as the British, so that generalizations about imperialism need not continue to be skewed, as they hav,e been in the past, by drawing too many of our data from the British experience. The present study makes a major contribution in this direction, providing as it does the first nearly definitive account of a central series of episodes in the French, African, and Islamic experiences with imperialism.
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Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco

Author: Fatima Sadiqi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004128530

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6682

This text is an original investigation in the complex relationship between women, gender, and language in a Muslim, multilingual, and multicultural setting. Moroccan women's use of monolingualism (oral literature) and multilingualism (code-switching) reflects their agency and gender-role subversion in a heavily patriarchal society.
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Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Morocco

Author: Moha Ennaji

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387239798

Category: Education

Page: 253

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In this book, I attempt to show how colonial and postcolonial political forces have endeavoured to reconstruct the national identity of Morocco, on the basis of cultural representations and ideological constructions closely related to nationalist and ethnolinguistic trends. I discuss how the issue of language is at the centre of the current cultural and political debates in Morocco. The present book is an investigation of the ramifications of multilingualism for language choice patterns and attitudes among Moroccans. More importantly, the book assesses the roles played by linguistic and cultural factors in the development and evolution of Moroccan society. It also focuses on the impact of multilingualism on cultural authenticity and national identity. Having been involved in research on language and culture for many years, I am particularly interested in linguistic and cultural assimilation or alienation, and under what conditions it takes place, especially today that more and more Moroccans speak French and are influenced by Western social behaviour more than ever before. In the process, I provide the reader with an updated description of the different facets of language use, language maintenance and shift, and language attitudes, focusing on the linguistic situation whose analysis is often blurred by emotional reactions, ideological discourses, political biases, simplistic assessments, and ethnolinguistic identities.
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A Journey in Morocco

Author: R. B. Cunninghame Graham

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810160361

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 6700

R. B. Cunninghame Graham's trek into the Moroccan interior beyond Marrakesh is a classic example of British adventure travel. His ostensible purpose was to reach the forbidden city of Tarudant, where it was claimed no Christian had ever set foot, and which he attempted while variously disguised as a Turkish doctor and a sheikh from Fez. In the end, Cunninghame Graham's mission was a failure: halfway to his goal, he was captured and held prisoner for four months in the medieval castle of Kintafi in the Atlas Mountains. But his loss was the reader's gain, as Edward Garnet points out in his introduction, for "the episode of this enforced detention in [a] strange semi-Arcadian, semi-feudalistic scene, while the traveller watches day after day the panorama of Berber unique in the literature of travel." Part history, part social commentary as only the British wrote it, Cunninghame Graham's account of his travels makes fascinating reading nearly a century later.
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The Spanish Enclaves in Morocco

Author: Robert Rézette

Publisher: Nouvelles Editions Latines


Category: Ceuta (Morocco)

Page: 188

View: 1816

Posted in Ceuta (Morocco)

A Winter in Morocco

Author: Amelia Perrier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Morocco

Page: 365

View: 923

This is an engaging account of a winter spent in Morocco written by an author who confesses that she knew "nothing about the country or the people" before going. Indeed, to correct this deplorable state of affairs amongst the general population, the author's first chapter is dedicated to "the ignorant" and contains a brief description of Morocco.
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Amazigh Arts in Morocco

Women Shaping Berber Identity

Author: Cynthia Becker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292712952

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 1489

In southeastern Morocco, around the oasis of Tafilalet, the Ait Khabbash people weave brightly colored carpets, embroider indigo head coverings, paint their faces with saffron, and wear ornate jewelry. Their extraordinarily detailed arts are rich in cultural symbolism; they are always breathtakingly beautiful—and they are typically made by women. Like other Amazigh (Berber) groups (but in contrast to the Arab societies of North Africa), the Ait Khabbash have entrusted their artistic responsibilities to women. Cynthia Becker spent years in Morocco living among these women and, through family connections and female fellowship, achieved unprecedented access to the artistic rituals of the Ait Khabbash. The result is more than a stunning examination of the arts themselves, it is also an illumination of women's roles in Islamic North Africa and the many ways in which women negotiate complex social and religious issues. One of the reasons Amazigh women are artists is that the arts are expressions of ethnic identity, and it follows that the guardians of Amazigh identity ought to be those who literally ensure its continuation from generation to generation, the Amazigh women. Not surprisingly, the arts are visual expressions of womanhood, and fertility symbols are prevalent. Controlling the visual symbols of Amazigh identity has given these women power and prestige. Their clothing, tattoos, and jewelry are public identity statements; such public artistic expressions contrast with the stereotype that women in the Islamic world are secluded and veiled. But their role as public identity symbols can also be restrictive, and history (French colonialism, the subsequent rise of an Arab-dominated government in Morocco, and the recent emergence of a transnational Berber movement) has forced Ait Khabbash women to adapt their arts as their people adapt to the contemporary world. By framing Amazigh arts with historical and cultural context, Cynthia Becker allows the reader to see the full measure of these fascinating artworks.
Posted in History

In Morocco

Author: Faith Mellen Willcox

Publisher: N.A


Category: Morocco

Page: 295

View: 1960

Posted in Morocco

Health and Ritual in Morocco

Conceptions of the Body and Healing Practices

Author: Josep Lluís Mateo Dieste

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004232869

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4786

In Health and Ritual in Morocco, J. L. Mateo Dieste analyzes the many notions of the body in contemporary Morocco and shows how a rich universe of healing systems and rituals conforms to social and historical power relationships.
Posted in Social Science

Im Haus des Kalifen

ein Jahr in Casablanca

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492403245


Page: 368

View: 8875

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French Military Rule in Morocco

Colonialism and its Consequences

Author: Moshe Gershovich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136325875

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 8518

This analysis of French colonial ideology and interest in Morocco delineates the manner in which the agents of the protectorate regime sought to conquer the country and control its indigenous inhabitants. Numerous comparative perspectives are offered, placing the French policy towards Morocco in a wider context, making this study relevant to not only North Africa, but also to other parts of the post-colonial world.
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Travels in Morocco

Author: James Richardson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Morocco

Page: N.A

View: 913

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Living in Morocco

Author: Sabine Bouvet,Philippe Saharoff

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 464

LANDSCAPES: BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE SEA Morocco is a vast country, offering a multitude of breathtaking landscapes, from the lush Rif region in the north and the Atlantic coast, dotted with blue and white villages, to the vast expanses of the south, with its immense Atlas mountains and burning desert sands. Nestled against this impressive backdrop are the imperial cities--Fez, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakech--whose splendor bears witness to the magnificence of the sultans of yesteryear. SOUKS: A FEAST FOR THE SENSES The souk--the market at the heart of every medina--is a world unto itself, where enchanting colors, sounds, scents, and materials rouse the senses. Narrow, labyrinthine streets are lined with stalls and shops offering the finest in Moroccan craftsmanship: the carpets, pottery, ceramic tiles, lanterns, and ornate woodwork that are all part of the country's rich heritage. INTERIORS: ORIENTAL REFINEMENT The most impressive Moroccan interiors are to be found in the protected world of riads and dars. Their high outer walls barely hint at the inner splendors hidden within: this is a realm reserved to a select few. Sumptuous rooms lead onto terraces, built around an inner garden or courtyard filled with orange trees and fountains. Herein lies the Orient's timeless image as a Garden of Eden. RENDEZVOUS: DARS, RIADS, AND LEGENDARY HOTELS One of Morocco's charms lies in its unique hospitality, which views every visitor as a special guest. Whether you choose to rent a riad to experience Morocco as a resident, opt for the elegance of a celebrated hotel, or prefer a more discreet stop in an oasis at the edge of the desert, you will discover the magic and romance that are an integral part of the uniquely generous Moroccan way of life. From its spectacular mountain ranges to its boundless stretches of amber desert and beautiful coastline, Morocco offers an unparalleled panorama for the greedy eye. The intense peacefulness of the country's natural environment contrasts sharply with the bustle of its cities, which overflow with street-life: the "red city" of Marrakech, enchanted Fez, the Atlantic ports of Rabat and Casablanca . . . These different sights, seemingly worlds apart from each other, are all masterfully captured by the camera and brought together in this richly illustrated volume. Living in Morocco also takes the reader beyond the imposing walls of medinas and citadels, through labyrinthine streets where traditional "souk" markets are held, and into the homes and hidden gardens of some of the country's most illustrious inhabitants. In these private oases, one can take in the sweet scent of orange trees while sipping a glass of the freshest mint tea and indulging in gourmet delicacies .
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The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Susan Slyomovics

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081221904X

Category: History

Page: 271

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Since independence in 1956, large numbers of Moroccans have been forcibly disappeared, tortured, and imprisoned. Morocco's uncovering and acknowledging of these past human rights abuses are complicated and revealing processes. A community of human rights activists, many of them survivors of human rights violations, are attempting to reconstruct the past and explain what truly happened. What are the difficulties in presenting any event whose central content is individual pain when any corroborating police or governmental documentation is denied or absent? Susan Slyomovics argues that funerals, eulogies, mock trials, vigils and sit-ins, public testimony and witnessing, storytelling and poetry recitals are performances of human rights and strategies for opening public space in Morocco. The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco is a unique distillation of politics, anthropology, and performance studies, offering both a clear picture of the present state of human rights and a vision of a possible future for public protest and dissidence in Morocco.
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Changing Patterns of Illiteracy in Morocco

Assessment Methods Compared

Author: Jennifer E. Spratt,Nathalie Leboucher

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821331927

Category: Social Science

Page: 39

View: 4946

Living Standards Measurement Study No. 115. Estimates the incidence, characteristics, and patterns of change over time of illiteracy in Morocco. Improving the quality of information on literacy and understanding its relationship to important
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The Land of an African Sultan

Travels in Morocco

Author: Walter Harris

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 1848855737

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 7723

"There are men," say the Moors, "who have come from islands far away to the west, upon the great ocean, to see Morocco. Like all the world, they know that there is no other land to compare to it…"' Walter Harris and Morocco are inextricably linked. For 35 years, he immersed himself in the culture and way of life of Morocco in a way that few ever had before. At a time when the wild, lawless interior of the country had hardly been explored by any westerner, Harris would dress as a local and venture into the badlands, fearlessly encountering caids and saints, brigands and warriors. In this classic work, Harris gives an evocative account of his journeys around Morocco from 1887-1889. In Tangier he writes of the eccentrics, artists and lost souls who lived there. He takes an eventful ride through Wazzan -- a place few Europeans would ever dare to visit. In Marrakech, he paints a riveting picture of the decadence and darkness of the sultan's court. And, finally, he recounts the story of his now-celebrated ride, in disguise, to Sheshouan -- the second of only three Christians ever to enter the town. Walter Harris was a legendary storyteller and through his rich descriptions of the tribes, customs and everyday life of Morocco, he renders a portrait of the country that is hard to surpass. The Land of an African Sultan is a story as compelling now as it was over a century ago - a gem of a book for all those who follow in his footsteps to the land of the setting sun.
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