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

Author: Katherine E Hoffman
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2008.
Series: Blackwell studies in discourse and culture, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffman, Katherine E.
We share walls.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)608297668
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine E Hoffman
ISBN: 9781405154208 1405154209 9781405154215 1405154217
OCLC Number: 124164855
Description: xviii, 261 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
Introduction: staying put --
On fieldwork methods and movements: "song is good speech" --
Dissonance: gender --
The gender of authenticity --
Consonance: homeland --
Building the homeland: labor, roads, emigration --
Voicing the homeland: objectification, order, displacement --
Antiphony: periphery --
Transformation in the Sous Valley --
Ishelhin into Arabs? ethnolinguistic differentiating practices in the periphery --
Resonance --
Mediating the countryside: purists and pundits on Tashelhit radio --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Blackwell studies in discourse and culture, 2.
Other Titles: Language, land, and gender in Berber Morocco
Responsibility: Katherine E. Hoffman.
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