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Author Sadiqi, Fatima.

Title Women, gender, and language in Morocco / by Fatima Sadiqi
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 336 pages)
Series Woman and gender, the Middle East and the Islamic world, 1570-7628 ; v. 1
Women and gender, the Middle East and the Islamic world ; v. 1
Summary This volume deals with the complex but poorly understood relationship between women, gender, and language in Morocco, a Muslim, multilingual, multicultural, and developing country. The hypothesis on which the book is based is that an understanding of gender perception and women's agency can be achieved only by taking into account the structure of power in a specific culture and that language is an important component of this power. In Moroccan culture, history, geography, Islam, orality, multilingualism, social organization, economic status, and political system constitute the superstructures of power within which factors such as social differences, contextual differences, and identity differences interact in the daily linguistic performances of gender. Moroccan women are far from constituting a homogeneous group, consequently the choices available to them vary in nature and empowering capacity, thus 'widening' the spectrum of gender beyond cultural limits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-332) and index
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Subject Arabic language -- Sex differences -- Morocco.
Berber languages -- Sex differences -- Morocco.
Language and culture -- Morocco.
Sexism in language -- Morocco.
Women -- Language.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002038618
ISBN 1423755448 (electronic bk.)
9781423755449 (electronic bk.)