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Everyday Life in Global Morocco

Everyday Life in Global Morocco

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  • Rachel Newcomb
  • Indiana University Press
  • Paperback
  • 9780253031235
  • 9 X 6 X 0.45 inches
  • 0.65 pounds
  • Social Science > Anthropology - Cultural & Social
  • English
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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.

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I hold the Diane and Michael Maher Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning chair and am Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rollins College. I earned my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004, and I also hold an MA from Johns Hopkins in The Writing Seminars.

I teach a broad range of courses in Anthropology and in the Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program, including Middle East Culture, Gender and Globalization, Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa, Middle Eastern Film, and Food, Culture, and Social Justice.

My research focuses on issues related to globalization, particularly in Morocco. I'm currently working on research locally and in Spain about how food cultures change in response to globalization, and during the immigration process.

My most recent book is Everyday Life in Global Morocco, published by Indiana University Press in 2017. I am also the author of Women of Fes: Ambiguities of Life in Urban Morocco (2009, University of Pennsylvania Press) and co-editor with David Crawford of Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding, published 2013 by Indiana University Press.

I am also a frequent contributor to the Washington Post Book World.

 

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