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Publication Date

Fall 2017

Program Name

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Abstract

As the tourism industry in Morocco expands, so does Morocco’s online presence. Digital representations of Morocco are often written by and geared toward Westerners; these are often projections of an imagined Morocco, one that is informed by Orientalist conceptions of the Arab/Islamic countries. This study aims to analyze a selection of online articles about touring Morocco in an effort to determine how the underlying Orientalist attitudes in these pieces fit into a larger narrative of exploitation and Western dominance.

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | History | Islamic World and Near East History | Sociology of Culture | Tourism

 

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