La Fille De Casablanca

Autor: Juliette Jourdan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545339428
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En 1956, � Casablanca, un chirurgien fran�ais, le Dr Georges Burou, est sollicit� par une jeune femme transsexuelle, Jenny, pour r�aliser un � changement de sexe �, � une �poque o� une telle op�ration reste rarissime et largement exp�rimentale. Ce roman raconte l'histoire de leur rencontre, pendant que le Maroc, en proie aux soubresauts de l'Histoire, acc�de � l'ind�pendance.

The Oxford Handbook Of Arab Novelistic Traditions

Autor: Waïl S. Hassan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199349800
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The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. In scope, the book encompasses the genesis of the Arabic novel in the second half of the nineteenth century and its development to the present in every Arabic-speaking country and in Arab immigrant destinations on six continents. Editor Waïl S. Hassan and his contributors describe a novelistic phenomenon which has pre-modern roots, stretching centuries back within the Arabic cultural tradition, and branching outward geographically and linguistically to every Arab country and to Arab writing in many languages around the world. The first of three innovative dimensions of this Handbook consists of examining the ways in which the Arabic novel emerged out of a syncretic merger between Arabic and European forms and techniques, rather than being a simple importation of the latter and rejection of the former, as early critics of the Arabic novel claimed. The second involves mapping the novel geographically as it took root in every Arab country, developing into often distinct though overlapping and interconnected local traditions. Finally, the Handbook concerns the multilingual character of the novel in the Arab world and by Arab immigrants and their descendants around the world, both in Arabic and in at least a dozen other languages. The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions reflects the current status of research in the broad field of Arab novelistic traditions and signals toward new directions of inquiry.

Bodies Boundaries And Spirit Possession

Autor: Margaret Rausch
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839400465
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The social structures of Moroccan society have been changing in accordance with western models at an ever-growing rate. The role of Islam in sharing the burden of these changes and in narrowing the ever-expanding gap between modernity and tradition is exemplified by the folk-Islamic spirit possession practices presented in this study. By adjusting their vocation to ongoing processes of commercialization and professionalization and to the changing needs and expectations of their female clientele, traditional women seers have increasingly taken on the therapeutic task of helping women to resolve the growing number of inner and interpersonal conflicts in their daily lives.


Autor: Michel Peraldi
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Au début de l'année 2007, l'Université Hassan Il Aïn Chock de Casablanca nous a donné la possibilité exceptionnelle de préfigurer ce qui devait devenir l'une des rares écoles doctorales de sciences sociales ouvertes au Maroc depuis les années de plomb. Nous réunissons alors, dans une très tonique absence d'académisme, des doctorants, enseignants, chercheurs, acteurs, journalistes et militants, autour de la vague ambition de donner un espace d'expression et de création aux sciences sociales, avec un penchant marqué pour l'anthropologie, telle qu'elle est pratiquée du côté des miniaturistes, façon Clifford Geertz. La référence (plus que la révérence) à l'Ecole de Chicago s'est imposée aussitôt, moins parce qu'il s'agirait de l'ériger en courant ou tendance dont nous suivrions le modèle que comme moment créateur dans le processus de production du savoir et des compétences. L'objet commun apparaît alors comme conséquence de cette référence : la métropole, qui nous irradie de sa présence autant que par le silence académique dont elle est l'objet. Métropole en effet, Casablanca le devient à une vitesse qui dépasse toutes les prévisions, toutes les projections, parce que, à l'identique des villes africaines ou américaines, elle est une ville en croissance exponentielle dans un dispositif urbain lui-même explosif. Comme dans toute métropole, à Casablanca aussi les citadins sont d'anciens paysans venus des douars. Certes, à la différence de la Chicago de l'ère industrielle, Casablanca n'est pas faite de " migrants venus de la lointaine Europe. Si les colons l'ont bâtie, les paysans l'ont peuplée et en quelque sorte réinventée. Voilà donc la question anthropologique : quel travail fait la ville sur ces paysans ? Comment fabrique-t-elle " du citadin " ? Comment se transmettent les compétences urbaines, les codes et les routines d'une urbanité réinventée ? Bref quels sens donner au chaos apparent ?

Return To Casablanca

Autor: André Levy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022629269X
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In this book, Israeli anthropologist André Levy returns to his birthplace in Casablanca to provide a deeply nuanced and compelling study of the relationships between Moroccan Jews and Muslims there. Ranging over a century of history—from the Jewish Enlightenment and the impending colonialism of the late nineteenth century to today’s modern Arab state—Levy paints a rich portrait of two communities pressed together, of the tremendous mobility that has characterized the past century, and of the paradoxes that complicate the cultural identities of the present. Levy visits a host of sites and historical figures to assemble a compelling history of social change, while seamlessly interweaving his study with personal accounts of his returns to his homeland. Central to this story is the massive migration of Jews out of Morocco. Levy traces the institutional and social changes such migrations cause for those who choose to stay, introducing the concept of “contraction” to depict the way Jews deal with the ramifications of their demographic dwindling. Turning his attention outward from Morocco, he goes on to explore the greater complexities of the Jewish diaspora and the essential paradox at the heart of his adventure—leaving Israel to return home.


Autor: Jean-Louis Cohen
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
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Casablanca is a city of international renown, not least because of its urban structures and features. Celebrated by colonial writers, filmed by Hollywood, magnet for Europeans and Moroccans, Casablanca is above all an exceptional collection of urban spaces, houses, and gardens. While it is true that Casablanca developed as a port city well before the introduction of the French in 1907, it unquestionably ranks among the most significant urban creations of the twentieth century, attracting remarkable teams of architects and planners. Their commissions came from clients who were interested in innovation and modernization, thereby fostering the emergence of Casablanca as a laboratory for legislative, technological, and visual experimentation. Having studied the city for ten years, Jean-Louis Cohen and Monique Eleb trace, from the late nineteenth century to the early 1960s, the rebirth of a once-forgotten port and its metamorphosis into a teeming metropolis that is an amalgam of Mediterranean culture from Tunisia, Algeria, Spain, and Italy. The extensive presentation of the significant buildings of this hybrid city -- where, alongside the French, Muslim and Jewish Moroccan patrons commissioned provocative buildings -- is drawn from French and Moroccan archives, including hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. Cohen and Eleb focus as much on Casablanca's diverse social fabric as its urban spaces, chronicling the clients, inhabitants, and inventive architects who comprise the human component of an essential yet overlooked episode of modernism.