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The Ait Ndhir of Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 121
Authors: Amal Rassam Vinogradov
Categories: Anthropology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

Enquiry into the nature of tribalism in Morocco and its historical relationship to the central government. Employing the Air Ndhir as an example, this study attempts to establish a model for the traditional sociopolitical organization of a semi-nomadic Berber tribe of the Middle Atlas and examine the dynamics of the makhzan-tribal symbiosis during the latter half of the 19th century.
Cultural Anthropology of the Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 568
Authors: Amal Rassam Vinogradov
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: BRILL

During the last two decades, the number of anthropological studies on the Middle East has increased exponentially. This partially annotated bibliography offers a comprehensive survey of studies written in English, French and German, and covers the period from 1965 to 1987.
Prelude to Protectorate in Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Edmund Burke, III
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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.
Muslim Society
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Ernest Gellner
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-03-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why contemporary Islam is able to support austerely traditional and conservative regimes as well as revolutionary ones is the subject of this collection of essays. Professor Gellner's position is supported by a series of case studies and critical evaluations of rival interpretations.
Tribe and Society in Rural Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: David M. Hart
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-12 - Publisher: Routledge

An anthropological study of Berber society and particularly the Rifian tribes of Morocoo, a Muslim society. This book deals with the background of these tribes, their settlement in various areas and contemporary issues.
Historical Dictionary of Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 998
Authors: Aomar Boum, Thomas K. Park
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-02 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Morocco contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Historical Dictionary of Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 752
Authors: Thomas K. Park, Aomar Boum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-16 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

This book provides a comprehensive introduction, which focuses on Morocco's history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on former rulers, current leaders, ancient capitals, significant locations, influential institutions, and crucial aspects of the economy, society, culture and religion form the core of the book. A bibliography of sources is included to promote further more specialized study.
Nomadic Societies in the Middle East and North Africa
Language: en
Pages: 1060
Authors: Dawn Chatty
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-23 - Publisher: BRILL

A volume devoted to an understanding of contemporary nomadic and pastoral societies in the Middle East and North Africa. It recognizes the variable mobile quality of the ways of life of these societies which accommodate the ‘nation-state’ but remain firmly transnational and highly adaptive.
States and Women's Rights
Language: en
Pages: 359
Authors: Mounira Charrad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

At a time when the situation of women in the Islamic world is of global interest, here is a study that unlocks the mystery of why women's fates vary so greatly from one country to another. Mounira M. Charrad analyzes the distinctive nature of Islamic legal codes by placing them in the larger context of state power in various societies. Charrad argues that many analysts miss what is going on in Islamic societies because they fail to recognize the logic of the kin-based model of social and political life, which she contrasts with the Western class-centered model. In a skillful synthesis, she shows how the logic of Islamic legal codes and kin-based political power affect the position of women. These provide the key to Charrad's empirical puzzle: why, after colonial rule, women in Tunisia gained broad legal rights (even in the absence of a feminist protest movement) while, despite similarities in culture and religion, women remained subordinated in post-independence Morocco and Algeria. Charrad's elegant theory, crisp writing, and solid scholarship make a unique contribution in developing a state-building paradigm to discuss women's rights. This book will interest readers in the fields of sociology, politics, law, women's studies, postcolonial studies, Middle Eastern studies, Middle Eastern history, French history, and Maghrib studies.
Berber Government
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Hugh Roberts
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-19 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The political organisation of pre-colonial Kabylia, from which these traditions originate, was well described by nineteenth-century French authors. But their inability to explain it encouraged later theorists of Berber society, such as Ernest Gellner and Pierre Bourdieu, to dismiss Kabylia's political institutions, notably the jema'a (assembly or council), and to reduce Berber politics to a function of social structure and shared religion. In Berber Government, Hugh Roberts, a renowned expert on North Africa, explores the remarkable logics of Kabyle political organisation and the unusual degree of autonomy it possessed in relation to both kinship divisions and the religious field. This book further offers a pioneering account of the social and political history of Kabylia during the Ottoman period and establishes a radically new way to understand the complex place of the Kabyles in Algerian politics.
French Military Rule in Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Moshe Gershovich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-12 - Publisher: Routledge

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.
Making Morocco
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jonathan Wyrtzen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-19 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Jonathan Wyrtzen's Making Morocco is an extraordinary work of social science history. Making Morocco’s historical coverage is remarkably thorough and sweeping; the author exhibits incredible scope in his research and mastery of an immensely rich set of materials from poetry to diplomatic messages in a variety of languages across a century of history. The monograph engages with the most important theorists of nationalism, colonialism, and state formation, and uses Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a framework to orient and organize the socio-historical problems of the case and to make sense of the different types of problems various actors faced as they moved forward. His analysis makes constant reference to core categories of political sociology state, nation, political field, religious and political authority, identity and social boundaries, classification struggles, etc., and he does so in exceptionally clear and engaging prose. Rather than sidelining what might appear to be more tangential themes in the politics of identity formation in Morocco, Wyrtzen examines deeply not only French colonialism but also the Spanish zone, and he makes central to his analysis the Jewish question and the role of gender. These areas of analysis allow Wyrtzen to examine his outcome of interest—which is really a historical process of interest—from every conceivable analytical and empirical angle. The end-product is an absolutely exemplary study of colonialism, identity formation, and the classification struggles that accompany them. This is not a work of high-brow social theory, but a classic work of history, deeply influenced but not excessively burdened by social-theoretical baggage.