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Title:Symbolic domination: cultural form and historical change in Morocco
Author:Rabinow, PaulISNI
City of publisher:Chicago
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISBN:0226701484; 0226701492
Geographic term:Morocco
Subjects:Islamic history
urban history
About person:Sidi Lahcen
Abstract:Using a historical-anthropological approach, the author conducted intensive research in the village of Sidi Laheen, the home of the descendants (wlad siyyed) of sidi Laheen Lyussi, a seventeenth century Islamic saint famous for his erudition and religious power. His observations explore the shifting conceptions of religion and politics held by the villagers. Professor Rabinow begins by describing Morocco's religious crisis of the 17th century, out of which emerged sidi Laheen Lyussi, historic individual. Chapter 2 outlines the legend of sidi Laheen and its contemporary meaning. the author discusses the series of core cultural symbols which derive from the legend. The next several chapters treat the immediate pre-colonial period, the period of French colonialism, and the period of the nationalis t movement and independant Morocco. The work concludes with an examination of the 'musem' or fes tival of sidi Laheen today, and shows the continued relevance of many of the basic symbols.