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(see also Western Sahara)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles:

Burke, Edmund III. "Parties & elites in North African politics: Algeria & Morocco," Africa Today 18,4 (1971):50-59.

Crawford, David. "How 'Berber' matters in the middle of nowhere," Middle East Report 219 (sum 2001).

__________. "Morocco's invisible Imazighen," Journal of North African Studies 6,3 (2001).

Davis-Packard, Kent. “Morocco pushes ahead,” Christian Science Monitor (11/12/03):15.

Dialmy, Abdessamad. "Moroccan youth, sex & Islam," Middle East Report 206
(spring 1998).

Goldstein, Eric. "Morocco's dirty war," Nation (1/21/02):7-8.

Ketterer, James. "Networks of discontent in northern Morocco: drugs, opposition and urban unrest," Middle East Report 218 (spr 2001).

Hargreaves, Alec G. "Boys in the mud: Maghrebi filmmakers in France," Middle East Report 211 (sum 1999).

Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce. "Contested identities: Berbers, 'Berberism' & the state in North Africa," Journal of North African Studies 6,3 (2001).

McMurray, David. "Haddou: a Moroccan migrant worker," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 377-94.

Paul, James A. "The Moroccan crisis: nationalism & imperialism on Europe's periphery," Monthly Review 24,5 (10/72):15-43.

Rachidi, Ilhem. "After struggle, new equality for Moroccan women," Christian Science Monitor (10/24/03).

Seddon, David. "Muhammad El Merid: the man who became Qaid," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 211-23.

Silverstein, Paul & David Crawford. "Amazigh activism & the Moroccan state," Middle East Report 233 (win 04):44-48. New government policies toward Berber activism.

Slyomovics, Susan. "A truth commission for Morocco," Middle East Report 218 (spr 2001).

Sweet, Catherine. "Democratization without democracy: political openings & closures in modern Morocco," Middle East Report 218 (spr 2001).

Thomas, Edward H. "The politics of language in former colonial lands: a comparative look at North Africa & Central Asia," Journal of North African Studies 6,3 (2001).

White, Gregory. "Risking the strait: Moroccan labor migration in Spain," Middle East Report 218 (spr 2001).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Balfour, Sebastian. Deadly Embrace: Morocco & the Road to the Spanish Civil War (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Burgat, François & William Dowell. The Islamic Movement in North Africa (Austin: U. of Texas, 1993).

Crapanzano, Vincent. Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1980).

Davis, Susan Schaefer. Patience & Power: Women’s Lives in a Moroccan Village (NY: Cambridge, 1983).

Fernea, Elizabeth. A Street March in Marrakech (Long Grove IL: Waveland, 1988).

__________. A Street in Marrakesh (NY, 1980).

Hammoudi, Abdallah. Master & Disciple: The Cultural Foundations of Moroccan Authoritatianism (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1997).

Landau, Rom. Moroccan Drama, 1900-1955 (San Francisco, 1956).

Mernissi, Fatima (ed.) Doing Daily Battle: Interviews with Moroccan Women (London: Women's Press, 1988).

Munson, Henry Jr. (ed.) The House of Si Abd Abdullah: The Oral History of a Moroccan Family (New Haven: Yale U., 1984).

Slyomovics, Susan (ed.) The Walled Arab City in Literature, Archtecture, & History: The Living Medina in the Maghrib (Portland OR: Frank Cass, 2001).

Vogl, Mary B. Picturing the Maghreb: Literature, Photography, (Re)presentation (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999)

Waterbury, John. North for the Trade: The Life & Times of Hadj Brahim (Berkeley: U. California, 1972).

Woolman, David S. Rebels in the Rif: Abd el Krim & the Rif Rebellion (Stanford: Stanford U., 1968).

In the Library: Fiction

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Alizaoua" [2003], dir. Nabil Ayouch, 98m. Drama of street children of Casablanca.

"Arab Diaries 5: Home, or Maids in My Family" [2002], dir. Yto Barrada, 26m. From First Run/Icarus. Left-wing Moroccan family & its domestic servants.

"Ben Barka: The Moroccan Equation" [2002], dir. Simone Bitton, 84m. From First Run/Icarus. Revolutionary life & 1965 assassination of leader of the Moroccan independence struggle.

"Saints & Spirits" [1979], dir. Melissa Llewellyn-Davies, 26m. From First Run/Icarus. A Moroccan woman's personal experience of Islam through participation in three religious festivals.

"The Virgin Diaries" [2002], dir. Jessica Woodworth, 56m. From First Run/Icarus. Young Moroccan woman & an American friend search for answers about virginity, sex, love & Islam.

"Women in the Arab World III. Morocco: The Rights of Women" [1996], dir. Froukje Bos, 25m. From Filmakers Library. Sociologist Aisha Belarbi of U. of Rabat explains how Islamic Family Law in Morocco affects women.

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