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We share walls

We share walls
language, land, and gender in Berber Morocco

  • ISBN: 9781405154215
  • Editorial: Blackwell Publishing
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Colección: Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 25 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 259
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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"We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco" explores how political economic shifts over the last century have reshaped the language practices and ideologies of people in the plains and mountains of rural southwestern Morocco. Through an entrenched moral code that favors male emigration, women have come to personify the rugged homeland and embody its native language - Tashelhit. They create frameworks in which knowledge of rural land, people, and expressive culture is positively valued. In contrast, national narratives centered on Arab identity marginalize Berbers yet immortalize Berber women as remnants of an idealized past.Through close analysis of verbal and song-texted forms, "We Share Walls" is a richly textured ethnography of anxiety and temerity among an overlooked Muslim group. Hoffman documents language choices and consequences in public and private contexts, providing insight into the everyday strategies Moroccan Berbers use to accommodate themselves to an Arabic-speaking society while retaining their own distinctive identity. With its fascinating semiotic and gender issues simmering beneath the surface, this engaging book will be of interest to scholars and students of anthropology, performance studies, sociolinguistics, and gender studies.


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