We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco / Edition 1

We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco / Edition 1

by Katherine E. Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405154217

ISBN-13: 9781405154215

Pub. Date: 02/05/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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 women (and men) in the plains and mountains of rural Morocco.

  • Offers a unique and richly textured ethnography of language maintenance and shift as well as language and

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Overview

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 women (and men) in the plains and mountains of rural Morocco.

  • Offers a unique and richly textured ethnography of language maintenance and shift as well as language and place-making among an overlooked Muslim group
  • Examines how Moroccan Berbers use language to integrate into the Arab-speaking world and retain their own distinct identity
  • Illuminates the intriguing semiotic and gender issues embedded in the culture
  • Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405154215
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Transcripts viii

Series Preface xi

Copyright Acknowledgments xiii

Note on Transcription and Transliteration xvii

Part I Prelude 1

1 Introduction: Staying Put 3

2 On Fieldwork Methods and Movements: “Song Is Good Speech” 31

Part II Dissonance: Gender 47

3 The Gender of Authenticity 49

Part III Consonance: Homeland 81

4 Building the Homeland: Labor, Roads, Emigration 83

5 Voicing the Homeland: Objectifi cation, Order, Displacement 110

Part IV Antiphony: Periphery 145

6 Transformation in the Sous Valley 147

7 Ishelhin into Arabs? Ethnolinguistic Differentiating Practices in the Periphery 164

Part V Resonance 193

8 Mediating the Countryside: Purists and Pundits on Tashelhit Radio 195

9 Conclusion 228

Notes 237

References 245

Index 257

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