Bodies, Boundaries and Spirit Possession

Maroccan Women and the Revision of Tradition

The social structures of Moroccan society have been changing in accordance with western models at an ever-growing rate. The role of Islam in sharing the burden of these changes and in narrowing the ever-expanding gap between modernity and tradition is exemplified by the folk-Islamic spirit possession practices presented in this study. By adjusting their vocation to ongoing processes of commercialization and professionalization and to the changing needs and expectations of their female clientele, traditional women seers have increasingly taken on the therapeutic task of helping women to resolve the growing number of inner and interpersonal conflicts in their daily lives.

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2015-07-27, 276 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-0046-3
File size: 2.87 MB

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Author(s)
Margaret Rausch
Book title
Bodies, Boundaries and Spirit Possession Maroccan Women and the Revision of Tradition
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
276
ISBN
978-3-8394-0046-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1545
BIC-Code
JFSR2 JFSJ
BISAC-Code
SOC049000 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
QRPP JBSF
Release date
2015-07-27
Topics
Islam, Körper, Geschlecht
Readership
Social Sciences, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Islam, Gender, Body, Islamic Studies, Gender Studies, Africa

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