We share walls: language, land, and gender in Berber Morocco

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We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco explores how political economic shifts over the last century have reshaped the language practices and ideologies of women (and men) in the plains and mountains of rural Morocco.

  • Offers a unique and richly textured ethnography of language maintenance and shift as well as language and place-making among an overlooked Muslim group
  • Examines how Moroccan Berbers use language to integrate into the Arab-speaking world and retain their own distinct identity
  • Illuminates the intriguing semiotic and gender issues embedded in the culture

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About the author (2008)

Katherine E. Hoffman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Her focus is on linguistic and sociocultural anthropology, ethnicity, indigenous people, and endangered languages. She has published articles in a range of journals, including American Ethnologist, Ethnomusicology, and the Journal of North African Studies.