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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
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Paperback, 261 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published February 5th 2007)
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KJ
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very dry but well-researched book. I very much appreciate her work on the subject.
Rebecca
May 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The author spent years with Moroccan women in various Berber villages in the same region where I'm serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. She outlines the ways women's connections (sometimes romanticized) to homeland keep Tashelheit culture and language alive. It has confirmed and given voice to my own observations of the women in this region, while broadening my outlook by allowing me a glimpse inside smaller, more rural villages. An invaluable find during my service in Morocco.
Sarah (Say)
Nov 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: academic
An interesting ethnography, but it could have been about half as long.
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