The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds: Interdisciplinary Studies

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These 17 papers offer an overview of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars representing a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. They discuss the role of women in Islam, the Berber question, Islamic reassertion, U.S. foreign policy, the transnational Maghrebi migrant in Europe, film, language, music, and literature. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of Islamic culture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • ISBN-13: 9780820442990
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 334

Table of Contents

Religion and Politics 1
Freedom for Moroccans? Meaningful Case of the Development of a Stable Polyarchy 3
Islamism the Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia and the Struggle for Change 23
Pivotal or Peripheral? The Maghreb in U.S. Foreign Policy 49
Islamism in Algeria: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion 71
Race, Gender, and Ethnicity 95
Sex, Texts, and States: A Critique of North African Discourses on Islam 97
Essentially Amazigh: Urban Berbers and the Global Village 117
The "Beurs": Between and Beyond National Boundaries 135
A Socio-Literary Perspective of Women in the Maghreb: Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia 153
Interpreting Ethnic Quiescence: A Brief History of the Berbers of Morocco 167
The Cultural Dimensions of the Sudanese Civil War 183
Music, Literature, and Film 201
Reinterpreting the Tunisian Past: Les silences du palais 203
The Second War of Algeria: The Representation of History in Fictional Works of the 1990s 215
Western Movie Representations of Arab-African North Africa: The Sheltering Sky and the Question of Orientalism 237
Literate Women in Three Moroccan Writers 259
The Wind and the Lion: Myth versus Reality in the Life and Times of Moulay Ahmed al-Raisuli 279
Mixing Pop and Politics: The Role of Rai in Algerian Political Discourse 289
Some Remarks on Jilala Music from Tangier, Morocco 303
List of Contributors 317
Index 321
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