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                                                                                                                                    Marrakesh or
                                                                                                                                    Mar·ra·kech ,
                                                      TUNISIA
                                                                                                                                               west-central
                                                                                                                                     A city of west central
                                                                                                                                    Morocco in the
                                       ALGERIA                    LIBYA               EGYPT
         WESTERN
         SAHARA
                                                                                                                                    foothills of the Atlas
                MAURITANIA            MALI            NIGER
                                                                                                          ERITREA
                                                                                                                                    Mountains. Founded in
                                                                      CHAD
       SENEGAL
THE GAMBIA
GUINEA-BISSAU
                  GUINEA
                                  BURKINA
                                             TOGO
                                                                                       SUDAN
                                                                                                                DJIBOUTI
                                                                                                                                    1062, it is a commercial
                                                 NIGERIA
     SIERRA-LEONE

                  LIBERIA
                              COTE
                             D'IVOIRE
                                     GHANA
                                           BENIN                       CENTRAL
                                                                   AFRICAN REPUBLIC
                                                                                                      ETHIOPIA

                                                                                                                                    center and a popular
                                                       CAMEROON                                                     SOMALIA
                                                 EQUATORIAL
                                                 GUINEA
                                                         GABON
                                                                                           UGANDA

                                                                                                    KENYA
                                                                                                                                    resort noted for its
                                                                                  RWANDA


                                                       ANGOLA
                                                              CONGO           ZAIRE       BURUNDI

                                                                                               TANZANIA
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                                                                   ANGOLA
                                                                                                                                    Population, 439,728.
                                                                                 ZAMBIA             MALAWI

                                                                                                  MOZAMBIQUE
                                                                                                                       MADAGASCAR
                                                                                      ZIMBABWE


                                                                  NAMIBIA    BOTSWANA



                                                                                              SWAZILAND


                                                                             SOUTH      LESOTHO
                                                                             AFRICA
   Concepts and Issues for
SOME WOMEN OF MARRAKECH
 family honor/shame complex
 female purity
 bl d b id l li
 bloody bridal linen
 male virility & female chastity
 veil
 seclusion (purdah)
 strongly patriarchal
        j                    p
 Koran justifies a woman’s position:
    E.g., sisters receive half the inheritance of brothers
 Moderate form of Islam in Morocco
   Women can initiate divorce
   Sharia regulations strongly moderated by state
   Rural and urban differences in following rules
                What is Sharia?
  Sh i deals i h                     f day to-d life,
                                       day-
• Sharia d l with many aspects of d -to-day lif
  including politics, economics, banking, business law,
  contract law, sexuality, and social issues. Some Islamic
  scholars accept Sharia as the body of precedent and legal
  theory established before the 19th century, while other
    h l     i Sharia           h i body, d include
  scholars view Sh i as a changing b d and i l d
  Islamic legal theory from the contemporary period.
• There is not a strictly codified uniform set of laws
                 Sharia.
  pertaining to Sharia. It is more like a system of devising
  laws, based on the Qur'an, Hadith and centuries of
  d b     i           i      d      d
  debate, interpretation and precedent.
• There are different schools of Sharia legal thought
    Opening Lines of a girl reciting
         the Koran in school

“In the name of Allah the compassionate.
Men have authority over women because Allah has made
         p
   one superior to another
and because they spend their wealth to maintain them
   g
   good women are obedient.
In the name of Allah the compassionate and merciful.”
              Story Line
•In general the lives of three kinds of
 women portrayed
                                  g p
  – Urban upper-class women living in purdah
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           upper-
    (seclusion)
    Urban lower-middle class woman
  –U b l   lower- iddl l
    S ge e ae o g              s ge a
  – Single female working as a singer and
    dancer
 In General the Film Shows
• Life of a woman
  –   house
  –   children
  –        family
      own f il
  –   social circle with other women
    Wo a s Situation
• A Woman's S tuat o
  – life impossible or difficult without a man
  – spends most time with children or other women
  – more freedom in village surrounded by kin
       • requirement to wear veil relaxed
       • easier interaction with men
    i h i           i     d   d     in h     k
  – in the city caution and modesty i the market
    and other public places

				
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