Everyday Life in Global Morocco (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa) (Paperback)

By Rachel Newcomb

Indiana University Press, 9780253031235, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2017

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Description

Following the story of one middle class family as they work, eat, love, and grow, Everyday Life in Global Morocco provides a moving and engaging exploration of how world issues impact lives. Rachel Newcomb shows how larger issues like gentrification, changing diets, and nontraditional approaches to marriage and fertility are changing what the everyday looks and feels like in Morocco. Newcomb's close engagement with the Benjelloun family presents a broad range of responses to the multifaceted effects of globalization. The lived experience of the modern family is placed in contrast with the traditional expectation of how this family should operate. This juxtaposition encourages new ways of thinking about how modern the notion of globalization really is.



About the Author

Rachel Newcomb is Professor of Anthropology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is editor (with David Crawford) of Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding.