Berbers and Others (Paperback)
Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Indiana University Press, 9780253222008, 225pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2010
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Berber and Others offers fresh perspectives on new forms of social and political activism in today's Maghrib. In recent years, the Amazigh (Berber) movement has become a focus of widespread political, social and cultural attention in North Africa, Europe, and the United States. Berber groups have peacefully yet persistently laid claim to ownership over broad areas of creativity in the arts, politics, literature, education, and national memory. Some of the best new thinking in the emerging field of Berber studies is represented here, offering insight into historical antecedents, language usage, land rights, household economies, artistic production, and human rights. The scope, depth, and multi-disciplinary approach of this volume will engage specialists on the Maghrib as well as students of ethnicity, social and political change, and cultural innovation.
About the Author
Katherine E. Hoffman is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University and author of We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco.Susan Gilson Miller is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. She is editor (with Mauro Bertagnin) of The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City.