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Memories of absence [electronic resource] : how Muslims remember Jews in Morocco / Aomar Boum.

Author/Creator:
Boum, Aomar.
Other Title:
Memories of Absence
Publication:
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013] , ©2013
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 220 pages) : 1 map (black and white)
Subjects:
Morocco -- Ethnic relations -- History.
Jews -- Morocco -- Public opinion.
Muslims -- Morocco -- Attitudes.
Collective memory -- Morocco.
Public opinion -- Morocco.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Once a thriving community, by the late 1980s, 240,000 Jews had emigrated from Morocco. Today fewer than 4,000 Jews remain. Despite a centuries-long presence, the Jewish narrative in Moroccan history has largely been suppressed through national historical amnesia, Jewish absence, and a growing dismay over the Palestinian conflict. 'Memories of Absence' investigates how four successive generations remember the lost Jewish community.
Contents:
Writing the periphery : colonial narratives of Moroccan Jewish hinterlands
Outside the mellah : market, law, and Muslim-Jewish encounters
Inside the mellah : education and the creation of a Saharan Jewish center
"Little Jerusalems" without Jews : Muslim memories of Jewish anxieties and emigration
Shadow citizens : Jews in independent Morocco
Between hearsay, jokes, and the Internet : youth debate Jewish Morocco.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8047-8851-0
Status/Location:
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