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Knowledge and Power in Morocco : The Education of a Twentieth-Century Notable - Dale F. Eickelman

Knowledge and Power in Morocco

The Education of a Twentieth-Century Notable

Paperback Published: 30th August 1992
ISBN: 9780691025551
Number Of Pages: 224

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This intensive social biography of a rural Moroccan judge discusses Islamic education, the concept of knowledge it embodies, and its communication from the early years of colonial rule in twentieth-century Morocco to the present. The work sensitively combines the outlooks and perceptions of the author and those of the shrewd and reflective Abd ar-Rahman, supplementing our knowledge of resurgent militant Islamic movements by describing other popularly supported Islamic attitudes toward the contemporary world.

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"Eickelman is an astute and delicate storyteller. His narrative illuminates 'Abd al-Rahman's biography, as Michel Foucault says, at the 'point where power reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, learning processes, and everyday lives.' "--Stephen William Foster, The Middle East Journal

List of Illustrations, Tables, and Mapsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 3
Learning and the Statep. 3
Intellectuals: Context and Stylep. 8
Biography as a Social Documentp. 14
The Anthropologist and the Judgep. 19
The Sharqawi Papersp. 25
Beginningsp. 37
Bzu and Its Regionp. 37
The Family Milieu: Originsp. 41
A Qadi's Childhoodp. 50
His Brother's Footstepsp. 53
The Education of a Qadi: The Quranic Presencep. 57
Islamic Knowledge in Moroccop. 57
The Social Context of Religious Learningp. 59
Carriers of the Quranp. 65
Places of Studyp. 68
The Yusufiya: A Profile of Higher Islamic Learningp. 72
Rural Students in Marrakeshp. 77
Student Hostelsp. 79
Higher Learning and Societyp. 85
The Mosque-University Milieup. 91
The World of the Educated Rural Notablep. 107
The Returnp. 107
Discerning Islamp. 114
Self-Imagesp. 122
Bzu: The Two Faces of Learningp. 124
The Responsibilities of Learningp. 130
Politics and Religion: From Protectorate to Independencep. 135
The Berber Decreep. 135
The Colonial Apogeep. 137
The War Yearsp. 139
Postwar Nationalismp. 146
The Depositionp. 151
Independence: The View from the Peripheryp. 155
The Great Transformation?p. 161
The Erosion of Traditional Learningp. 161
From Mosque-University to Religious Institutep. 169
Personal Choicesp. 172
Challengesp. 173
Glossaryp. 181
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780691025551
ISBN-10: 069102555X
Series: Princeton Studies on the Near East
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.63 x 12.75  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.25