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Gender on the Market
Kapchan's splendid enthnographic study of women's performance genres in Beni Mellal, Morocco, is an outstanding contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of Middle Eastern society.-Choice
Published March 1st 1996 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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Feb 20, 2014 Wealhtheow rated it 2 of 5 stars
An analysis of Moroccan women in the early 1990s and the ways in which they interacted with, obeyed, and subverted traditions and patriarchal authority, particularly in the public marketplace of the suq. A fascinating subject, but the writing was maddening. There are sections in which the author describes the current and past of women's actions and expectations in Morocco, and I rejoiced when I found these, because the vast majority of this book was recursive and boring. Each chapter includes a ...more