Exploring the concept of ‘colonial cultures,’ this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist paradigm, Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco, examines the lesser known specificities of particular moments, practices and institutions in Morocco, with the aim of uncovering a ‘new colonial history.’
By examining society on a micro-level, this book raises the profiles of the mass of Moroccans who were highly influential in the colonial period yet have been excluded from the historical record because of a lack of textual source material. Introducing social and cultural history, gender studies and literary criticism to the more traditional economic, political and military studies, the book promotes a more complex and nuanced understanding of Moroccan colonial history.
Employing new theoretical and methodological approaches, this volume encourages a re-assessment of existing work and promotes a more interdisciplinary approach to the colonial history of Morocco. Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco is a highly topical and useful addition to literature on the subject and will be of interest to students and scholars of History, Imperialism and more generally, Middle Eastern Studies.
Introduction – Driss Maghraoui Part I: Colonialism, Spacial Configurations and Science 1 The Mellah Without Walls: Jewish Space in a Moroccan City: Tangier, 1860-1912 – Susan Gilson Miller 2 Colonial Experience and Territorial Practices – Abdelahad Sebti 3 France in Morocco: Technocosmopolitanism and Middling Modernism – Paul Rabinow 4 Knowledge, Gender and Spatial Configuration in Colonial Casablanca – Driss Maghraoui 5 Rumor and Revolution: Medicine, Technology and Popular Politics in pre-Protectorate Morocco, 1877-1912 – Ellen Amster Part II: Colonialism and Nationalism: A Social History 6 Civilian Administrators in Protectorate Morocco: An Unrecognized Function – Olivier Berger 7 Mohand N’Hamoucha: Middle Atlas Berber 8 Slavery and the Situation of Blacks in Morocco in the First Half of the Twentieth Century – Rita Aouad 9 Propaganda and its Target: the Venom Campaign in Tangier during World War II 10 National Resistance, Amazighite, and (Re)-imagining the Nation in Morocco – Jonathan Wyrtzen Part III: The Literary and Artisitic Dimension of Colonialism 11 American Orientalism: Taking Casablanca – Brian T. Edwards 12 Post-Colonial Literature in Morocco: Nation, Identity and Resistance Aesthetics – Said Graiouid 13 Nos Goumiers Berberes: The Ambiguities of Colonial Representations in French Military Novels – Driss Maghraoui 14 Le Protectorat dans la Peau: Prosper Ricard and the 'native arts' in French Colonial Morocco, 1899-1952
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