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READER ↠ DOC Street in Marrakech FREE ô ELIZABETH WARNOCK FERNEA ↠ This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her family's unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change As a Western stranger in Marrakech Fernea was met with sThis is a reflexive account of an American woman and her family's unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change As a Western stranger in Marrakech Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility The story of the slow growth of trust and A Woman's Tale of Acculturation in a Moroccan NeighborhoodI read this book many years ago back in 1982 to be exact It has stayed with me all these years because of its warm humanity its fine description and painstaking details about the slow building of friendship and understanding between an American woman and her female Moroccan neighbors in the Rue TrĂ©sor a small street in Marrakesh I used it in conjunction with other works on Morocco to teach anthropology courses such works as Geertz' Islam Observed Rabinow's Doing Fieldwork in Morocco Charhadi's A Life Full of Holes Maher's Women and Property in Morocco and Dwyer's Images and Self Images Male and Female in Morocco All of these books portray some aspect of Moroccan society some anthropologically rigorous than others Books such as Dunn's Resistance in the Desert and Rosen's Two Arabs A Berber and a Jew add other perspectives too While Fernea's book can be read purely for pleasure it gives an excellent picture of what struck an American as different about Moroccan society what cultural differences were most evident for her If a reader can get hold of the BBC series Disappearing World program called Women of Marrakesh that makes an excellent companion to the book A STREET IN MARRAKECH is a down to earth interesting volume that will hold your interest and provide an excellent insight into another culture It will open up another culture another way of looking at the world so even if you are not that keen to be anthropologically enlightened you can enjoy a vicarious travel experience I strongly recommend it

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Acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities weddings funerals and women's rituals Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure ethnographically sound and wr Fernea Bob and their three children decide to live in Marrakesh on the Rue Tresor which is basically an alleyway instead of in the area where the mother foreigners tend to live She wants to really get to know and experience all that the Morocco city has to offer and get to know the real people that live in this city In humorous and wonderfully straightforward writing the reader follows the family with their difficulties in navigating a culture they are not part of or very familiar withI enjoyed reading about this family the children's problems and school and how they resolve them the tasks of marketing and cooking are all unfamiliar and new The people of the Rue Tressor seem not to like the strangers in their midst they are looked on with suspicion and the family begins to think this will never change Yet slowly and surely it does small steps at a time Wonderful view of this city and their culture Not sure I could be as fearless as this family though fun to think of experiencing something new

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Street in MarrakechItten in an accessible style Titles of related interest from Waveland Press Azoy Buzkashi Game and Power in Afghanistan Third Edition ISBN 9781577667209; Jordan The Making of a Modern Kingdom Globalization and Change in Saudi Arabia ISBN 9781577667025; and Omidian When Bamboo Bloom ISBN 978157766700 A Street in Marrakesh A tender story of an American family living for one year in Marrakesh A real and beautiful tale of coexistence