This research focuses on the identity of the indigenous peoples of Morocco, or the Amazigh. While this culture has endured different iterations of colonization, self-assertion and activism in favor of preserving culture and improving conditions for Amazigh can often be viewed as controversial to the elites of Morocco. This controversy, however, does not stop Moroccans from proclaiming their Amazigh background or portraying their culture. This paper aims to describe qualitative data taken from numerous interviews on the subject of self-identification of Amazigh and different hopes and expectations for the continuation of the language and culture of Amazigh among common peoples.
African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics | Inequality and Stratification | Migration Studies | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture
Colon, Alexis, "Who and What is Amazigh? Self-Assertion, Erasure, and Standardization" (2018). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3001.
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