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A French Educational Meritocracy in Independent Morocco?

Frédéric Viguier

During my ethnographic research in Morocco in the spring of 2018, when I explained that I was researching the role of French and French degrees in present-day Morocco, my Moroccan interlocutors would occasionally answer that I was working on an

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Françoise Légey and Childbirth in Morocco

Jonathan G. Katz

in 1927 by the Algerian-born Françoise Entz Légey (1872-1935). “ Doctoresse Légey,” as she was known, devoted her long career to women's healthcare, first in Algeria and later in Morocco. Légey arrived in Marrakesh in 1910, reputedly at the behest of

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The Battle of El Herri in Morocco

Narratives of Colonial Conquest during World War I

Caroline Campbell

Three months after World War I broke out in Europe, Moroccan resistance fighters engaged the French military in a battle that both sides would claim was one of the most important that ever took place in the annals of colonial warfare. As a part of

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Mobile Phones, Farmers, and the Unsettling of Geertz's Moroccan Suq/Bazaar Economy

Hsain Ilahiane

In this article, I examine how and to what effect mobile telephony is used by smallholder farmers in the Saharan frontier of south-eastern Morocco. Specifically, I investigate how farmers use mobile phones to redefine market information

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To Accompany and to Observe: Engaged Scholarship and Social Change Vis-à-Vis Sub-Saharan Transmigration in Morocco

An Interview with Mehdi Alioua

Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

Transcription by Fanny Robert; translation by Emilio Travieso Sabina Barone: I would like to begin our conversation by exploring the implications of the different terms used in Morocco for the foreigners who come from Sub-Saharan countries

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Negotiating Honour and Shame in the Contemporary Moroccan Rif

A Review of Concepts and Literature

Gina Crivello

In this article I review concepts related to honour and shame and explore how these are understood within the context of the contemporary Moroccan Rif, a Berber-speaking region that is characterised by outsiders as closed and 'conservative', despite its long-established history of out-migration and transnational ties to Europe. The article argues that despite many changes to the political, economic and social landscapes of the Rif, understandings of honour and shame continue to shape gender hierarchies among Riffian Moroccans. As part of a broader system in which individuals negotiate status and respectability, honour and shame mediate relationships between individuals, families and 'honour groups' or moral communities in which they participate.

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Jewish Tourism in Morocco

Hilloulot as a Case Study

Hanane Sekkat

Jewish tourism in Morocco: hilloulot as a case study This article discusses how the Moroccan state made remarkable efforts to reconnect with its Jewish children scattered all over the world and to make the country an emotional attraction for

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The Montreal Moroccan Diaspora

History, Memories and Identities

Henry Green

Over the last few years we have observed the after-effects of the Arab Spring. Uprisings and protests have swept North African and Middle Eastern countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. Revolutions

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Moroccan Jews in Modern Times

Orientations and Reorientations

Norman A. Stillman

The subject of Moroccan Jewry suddenly seems to be in vogue of late. In May 2011 in New York, there was another international conference on Moroccan Jewry (‘2,000 Years of Jewish Life in Morocco: An Epic Journey’), the culmination of a year

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Educating Women, Recasting Patriarchy

Becoming Modern in Colonial Morocco

Etty Terem

within Moroccan colonial society itself. More specifically, this article explores a reform project of girls’ education in colonial Morocco (1912-1956). I analyze an essay titled Girls’ Education, not Unveiling of Women, written in 1933 by Muḥammad al