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Title:Special Issue: the aesthetics and politics of contemporary cultural production in Morocco
Editor:Laachir, Karima
Periodical:The Journal of North African Studies (ISSN 1743-9345)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic term:Morocco
popular culture
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fnas20/21/1
Abstract:This special issue of 'The journal of North African studies' is based on the papers delivered at a international conference organised at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, on 21 March 2014. The papers that came out of that conference explore the role played by contemporary Moroccan literature, cinema and popular culture - among other genres of cultural production - in revealing the complex social and political tensions in a society aspiring to freedom. Contributions: Creativity as a political choice (Mohammed Achaar); The aesthetics and politics of 'reading together' Moroccan novels in Arabic and French (Karima Laachir); 'Ihbat': disillusionment and the Arab Spring in Morocco (Taieb Belghazi & Abdelhay Moudden); The legacy of dissent: Mohamed Khair-Eddine and the ongoing cultural diversity debate in Morocco (Larbi Touaf); 'Flower Freak': how things fall apart in Mohamed Choukri's short stories (Abdellatif Akbib); Playing the 'Berber': the performance of Amazigh identities in contemporary Morocco (Cleo Jay); In their front yard: deconstructing masculinities in Bahaa Trabelsi's novels (Soumia Boutkhil); Women, madness, myth and film: exploring Moroccan psychological trauma and postmemory in 'Pegase' (Mohamed Mouftakir, 2010) (Valérie K. Orlando); Mapping Moroccan neoliberalism: melodrama and realist aesthetics in the films of Hakim Noury (Jamal Bahmad); The politics of 'taqlidi' rap: reimagining Moroccanness in the era of global flows (Cristina Moreno Almeida); Defining Moroccanness: the aesthetics and politics of contemporary Moroccan fashion design (M. Angela Jansen). [ASC Leiden abstract]