Author: Abdellah Hammoudi

Title: Master and Disciple: The Cultural Foundations of Moroccan Authoritarianism

An analysis of the cultural dynamics underlying authoritarianism in Morocco. Through the lens of the master-disciple relationship, Hammoudi explores how power, authority, and tradition intersect in shaping Moroccan society, providing valuable insights into the enduring mechanisms of governance in the country.

International ISBN: 9780226315287

Authoritarianism, Moroccan Politics, Cultural Foundations, Power Dynamics, Traditional Authority, Political Sociology, Governance Structures, Cultural Analysis

Author: Albert Hourani

Title: Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798-1939

A comprehensive examination of intellectual developments in the Arab world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Through meticulous analysis, Hourani explores the diverse philosophical, political, and cultural movements that shaped Arab thought during this pivotal period of modernization and change.

International ISBN: 9781014782168

Arabic Thought, Cultural Transformations, 19th Century, Philosophy,, Social Changes, Reform , Colonialism

Author: Alison Baker

Title: Voices of Resistance

Providing new information on women’s participation in the Moroccan independence Movement this anthology, amplifies the voices of marginalized individuals and groups who have fought against oppression and injustice throughout history. Through a diverse collection of stories, poems, and essays, Baker illuminates the power of resilience and collective action in challenging systems of power and advocating for social change.

International ISBN: 9780791436226

Oral Histories, Women Stories, Resistance Literature, Social Justice, Activism, Anthology, Advocacy, Empowerment

Author: Allen Hibbard

Title: Paul Bowles, Magic In Morocco

Delves into the intricate connections between earlier writers, painters, and anthropologists with Morocco, exploring their impact on the cultural milieu and magical practices. At its core, the book examines the profound influence of Moroccan magical practices on the psyche and writings of Paul Bowles, a question unique to his American literary contemporaries.

International ISBN: 9780932274618

Moroccan Culture, Literary Influence, Magical Practices, Literary Influence, Magical Practices, Anthropology, Cultural Interaction

Author: Aomar Boum

Title: Memories of Absence

A poignant exploration of the impact of forced migration and displacement on the Moroccan Jewish community, particularly those who left behind their homes and identities in Morocco. Through personal narratives and historical analysis, Boum sheds light on the complexities of identity, memory, and belonging, offering a compelling glimpse into a lost world and the enduring legacy of absence.

International ISBN: 9780804795234

Moroccan Jews, Forced Migration, Identity, Memory, Cultural Heritage, Diaspora

Author: Bert Flint

Title: Afro-Berber Planet

Presents a captivating exploration of Afro-Berber culture, showcasing the rich heritage, traditions, and artistic expressions of Berber communities across North Africa. Through vivid imagery and insightful commentary, Flint offers readers a compelling journey into the vibrant world of the Afro-Berber people, highlighting their resilience, creativity, and enduring cultural significance.

International ISBN: 9791093781198

Afro-Berber Culture, North Africa, Cultural Heritage, Artistic Expressions, Ethnographic Exploration, Indigenous Traditions, Anthropology,

Author: Brahim Elboukhari

Title: Fragments of Moroccan Society: A Collection of Story-poems That let you explore Morocco

Poetry, once a vessel for both the poet’s emotions and storytelling, now encapsulates narratives of individuals residing in silence. This collection unfolds tales that mirror distinct personas found within the diverse tapestry of Morocco.

International ISBN: 9781536986648

Story-poems, Moroccan Society, Cultural Exploration, Narrative Collection, Societal Fragments, Moroccan Identity,

Author: Christopher Witulski

Title: The Gnaoua Lions

a compelling exploration of the evolving landscape of gnawa music in Morocco. Through rich ethnographic detail, Witulski delves into how gnawa musicians navigate the tensions between tradition and modernity, adapting their performances to meet the demands of new audiences while preserving their cultural authenticity.

International ISBN: 9780253036759

Gnawa Music, Moroccan Culture, Ritual Traditions, Musical Adaptation, Cultural Authenticity, Ethnographic Exploration, Performance Dynamics

Author: Claudio Minca

Title: Moroccan Dreams: Oriental Myth, Colonial Legacy

Examines this aestheticized re-enactment of the colonial, exploring the ways in which Moroccans themselves have become complicit in the re-writing of their homes and lives. Richly illustrated, the book provides a fascinating journey that will engage and delight all those enamored of Morocco and its extraordinary geographies.

International ISBN: 9781848850156

Moroccan Imagery, Colonial Legacy, European Perception, Aesthetic Reconstruction, Cultural Identity, Nostalgic Consumption

Author: Cynthia J. Becker

Title: Blackness in Morocco: Gnawa Identity through Music and Visual Culture

A groundbreaking exploration of the notion of Black identity in Morocco through visual representations. Over a period exceeding thirteen centuries, this research delves into the various ways in which the concept of Blackness has been depicted and interpreted within the Moroccan context.

International ISBN: 9781517909390

George, Floyd, Black Lives Matter Movement, North Africa, Middle East, Gnawa Identity, Silent history of Blackness in Morocco, Chouki El Hamel, Race, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Cultural identity, Essaouira, Bilad al-Sudan, Sahara, French colonial governmen, Photograp, Visual representation, Enslavemen, Fraja performances, Sudani identity, Spirit possession ceremonies (lila), Commodification of culture, Authenticit, Zawiya of Sidna Bilal, Cultural appropriation, Marketing of culture, Guinbri, Abdeslam Alikane, African diaspora, African art history, Performance studies

Author: Ernest Gellner

Title: The Berbers: Their Social and Political Organization

offers a comprehensive examination of the social and political structures of Amazigh (Berber) communities in North Africa. Through detailed analysis and scholarly insight, Gellner provides valuable insights into the historical development, cultural practices, and political dynamics of the Amazigh people.

International ISBN: 9780367174088

Amazigh, Berbers, North Africa, Social Organization, Political Structure, Cultural Identity, Customary Law, Historical Perspectives, Ethnography, Ethnic Groups, Nomadic Traditions, Cultural Heritage, Anthropology

Author: Eve Sandberg, Kenza Aqertit

Title: Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

Examines the involvement of Moroccan women in activism and the evolving dynamics of gender politics.

International ISBN: 9781498501705

Moroccan Women, Gender Activism, and Institutional Change: A Twenty-Five-Year Analysis keywords

Author: Fatima Mernissi

Title: Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems

offers a thought-provoking analysis of the portrayal of women in Western and Eastern societies, drawing parallels between the concept of the “harem” in the East and the constraints imposed on women in the West. Through insightful observations and cultural comparisons, Mernissi challenges stereotypes and offers a nuanced perspective on gender dynamics in diverse cultural contexts.

International ISBN: 9780743412421

Cultural Critique, East-West Relations, Feminist Analysis, Sociocultural Comparison, Women’s Rights, Comparative Analysis

Author: Fatima Mernissi

Title: The Forgotten Queens of Islam

Provides a captivating exploration of the lives and legacies of influential women rulers in Islamic history, challenging traditional.

narratives that marginalize their contributions. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Mernissi sheds light on the political power, cultural influence, and enduring significance of these forgotten queens, offering a compelling reinterpretation of Islamic civilization from a feminist perspective

International ISBN: 9780745614199

Islamic History, Women’s Studies, Gender Equality, Queenship, Muslim Societies, Feminist, Scholarship

Author: Kevin Dwyer

Title: Moroccan Dialogues: Anthropology in Question

Offers a thought-provoking exploration of anthropological practice in Morocco, examining the complexities of cross-cultural encounters and the challenges of representing diverse perspectives. Through engaging dialogues and critical reflections, Dwyer invites readers to reconsider traditional approaches to anthropology and encourages a deeper understanding of the dynamics of fieldwork and knowledge production in Morocco.

International ISBN: 9780881332933

Cross-Cultural Dialogues, anthropology, Moroccan Society, Fieldwork, Knowledge Production, Critical Reflections

Author: Laurence Rosen

Title: Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Follows the intellectual journeys of four Moroccan individuals over forty years, offering insights into the Maghreb culture’s complexities and its evolving relationship with the West. Through their stories, Rosen explores issues of identity, politics, and memory, challenging stereotypes and showcasing the vibrancy of everyday life in Moroccan society.

International ISBN: 9780226317489

Moroccan Society, Cultural Plurality, Arab-West Relations, Identity Politics, Ethnographic Study, Sociocultural Dynamics

Author: Leila Slimani

Title: Sex and Lies

FA provocative collection of essays that candidly examines the complexities of sex, desire, and relationships in contemporary Moroccan society. Through poignant and insightful reflections, Slimani challenges societal taboos and sheds light on the intimate struggles faced by individuals navigating love, identity, and liberation in a Moroccan Society.

International ISBN: 9780571355037

 Sexuality, Gender Norms, Cultural Taboos, Social Commentary, Liberation, Identity, Contemporary Issues, Women’s Rights

Author: Morocco 

Title: Lonely Planet Morocco

Lonely Planet Morocco serves as your essential guide, providing the latest and most pertinent recommendations on must-see attractions, hidden gems, and unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in the vibrant medina and traditional tanneries of Fez, journey through the captivating kasbahs and oases of the Draa Valley, or ride the waves at Taghazout – all accompanied by your reliable travel companion.

International ISBN: 9781838691691

Lonely Planet Morocco, Travel guide, Medina, Tanneries in Fez, Kasbahs, Oases in the Draa Valley, Taghazout, Trusted travel companion, Highlights and itineraries, Insider tips, Essential info, Colour maps and images, Transit tips, Reviews for all budgets, Cultural insights, Festivals, Trekking, Medina life, Music, Environment, Cuisine, Arts and crafts, Architecture, History, Religion, Etiquette, Marrakesh, Casablanca, High Atlas, Rif Mountains, Western Sahara, Agadir, Moulay Idriss, Taroudannt, Sidi Ifni, Assilah, Volubilis, Chefchaoue, Traveller community, Off beaten paths, Culture

Author: Marvine Howe

Title: Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

delves into the complex socio-political landscape of Morocco, particularly focusing on the rise of Islamist movements and other challenges faced by the country. Through meticulous research and analysis, Howe offers insights into the dynamics of political Islam, democratization efforts, social reforms, and other critical issues shaping contemporary Moroccan society.

International ISBN: 9780195169638

Political Islam, Democratization, Social Reforms, Contemporary Challenges, Middle Eastern Politics, Socio-Political Dynamics

Author: Paul Bowles

Title: Magic & Morocco

This brief book delves into the interplay between preceding authors, artists (including anthropologists), and their engagement with Morocco. It subsequently explores the impact of Moroccan culture, particularly its mystical practices, on the individual, psyche, and literary works of Paul Bowles.

International ISBN: 9780932274618

Author: Paul Robinow

Title: Reflections on fieldwork in Morocco

Offers insightful reflections and analysis on the author’s experiences conducting fieldwork in Morocco. Through personal narratives and scholarly observations, Rabinow provides a nuanced understanding of the challenges, dynamics, and ethical considerations inherent in anthropological research in the Moroccan context.

International ISBN: 9780520251779

Anthropological Fieldwork, Ethnographic Research, Cultural Analysis, Methodological Reflections, Cross-Cultural Encounters, Research Ethics,

Author: Scott Kugle

Title: Sufism and Saints’ Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Explores the intersection of mysticism, corporeality, and sacred power within the context of Sufism, particularly focusing on the veneration of saints’ bodies. Through detailed analysis, Kugle delves into the religious practices, rituals, and beliefs surrounding the physical remains of Sufi saints, shedding light on their significance in Islamic spirituality and the broader cultural landscape of the Muslim world.

International ISBN: 9780807857892

Mysticism, Saints, Corporeality, Sacred Power, Islamic Spirituality, Religious Practices

Author: Spencer D. Segalla

Title: The Moroccan Soul: French Education, Colonial Ethnology, and Muslim Resistance, 1912-1956

An insightful analysis of the complex interactions between French colonial education policies, ethnological studies, and indigenous Muslim resistance in Morocco during the colonial period. Through meticulous research and nuanced interpretation, Segalla sheds light on the multifaceted dynamics of power, identity, and resistance in the context of colonialism and decolonization in Morocco.

International ISBN: 9781496202147

French Colonial Education, Colonial Ethnology, Muslim Resistance, Moroccan History, Colonialism, Decolonization,  Identity,

Author: Susan S.Davis

Title: Patience and Power: Womens Lives in a Moroccan Village

An insightful analysis of the complex interactions between French colonial Offers a comprehensive examination of gender dynamics, social structures, and women’s agency in a rural Moroccan community. Through ethnographic research and personal narratives, Davis provides insights into the complexities of women’s experiences, highlighting their resilience and contributions within the context of traditional Moroccan society.

International ISBN: 9780870735035

Gender Studies,  Ethnography, Women’s Empowerment, Rural Communities, Sociocultural Analysis

Author: Susan Slyomovics (Editor)

Title: Clifford Geertz in Morocco

From 1963 to 1986, the distinguished American anthropologists Clifford and Hildred Geertz, both individually and collaboratively, engaged in ethnographic fieldwork for different durations in Sefrou, a town located in north-central Morocco, south of Fez. This publication explores Clifford Geertz’s impact on sociocultural theory and symbolic anthropology.

International ISBN: 9780415518161

Clifford Geertz, Hildred Geertz, Ethnographic fieldwork, Sefrou, Morocco, Fez, Sociocultural theory, Symbolic anthropology, American anthropology, Interpretative approaches, Impact on the academy, Social science, Maghribi researchers, North American researchers, Death of Clifford Geertz, University of California, Los Angeles, Islam, Ideas of the sacred, Cityscapes, Sefrou’s bazaar or suq, Colonialism, Post-independence economic developme, Gender, Political structures, Household and village levels, Specific era of American anthropology, Key texts, French translations, Francophone Maghribi researchers, Lively and inventive meditations,Morocco writings, Cultural analysis, Analytical reorientatio, Scholarly contributions, Cultural heritage, Legacy of Geertz, Cross-cultural exploration, Academic symposium, Research methodologies, Cultural intersections,Anthropological perspectives, Influence on subsequent generation, Multidisciplinary discourse, Cultural exchange, Moroccan anthropology, Academic collaboration, Cultural dialogue, Intellectual legacy, Continuity and innovation

Author: Susan Slymovics ( Edited by)

Title: Clifford Geertz in Morocco

offers a comprehensive examination of Geertz’s anthropological work and its impact on the understanding of Moroccan society. Through a collection of essays and analyses, the book provides insights into Geertz’s methodological approaches, theoretical contributions, and the enduring significance of his research in shaping the field of anthropology.

International ISBN: 9781315875590

Moroccan Anthropology, Methodological Approaches, Theoretical Contributions, Anthropological Research, Cultural Analysis

Author: Vincent Crapanzano

Title: Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan

A profound anthropological exploration of the life and psyche of a Moroccan man named Tuhami. Through ethnographic inquiry and personal interviews, Crapanzano delves into Tuhami’s experiences, beliefs, and cultural context, providing a nuanced portrayal of identity, agency, and the complexities of everyday life in Morocco and the multiple levels of reality of Tuhami.

International ISBN: 9780226118710

Ethnography, Sociology,Cultural Anthropology, Psychological Portrait, North African Studies, Qualitative Research

Author: Vincent Crapanzano

Title: The Hamadsha: A study in Moroccan Ethnopsychaitry

Examines the cultural practices and psychological dynamics of the Hamadsha, a Sufi religious brotherhood in Morocco. Through detailed ethnographic research, Crapanzano delves into the rituals, beliefs, and healing practices of the Hamadsha, offering insights into the intersection of culture, spirituality, and mental health in Moroccan society.

International ISBN: 9780520022416

Ethnopsychiatry, Popular Sufism, Cultural Rituals, Healing Practices,  Brotherhoods, Anthropology, Ethnographic Research, Meknes, Sidi Ali,