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Muslim Custodians of Jewish Spaces in Morocco


Muslim Custodians of Jewish Spaces in Morocco

Drinking the Milk of Trust
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

von: Cory Thomas Pechan Driver

95,19 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 16.04.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319787862
Sprache: englisch

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Exploring the roles of Muslim guards and guides in Jewish cemeteries in Morocco, Cory Thomas Pechan Driver suggests that these custodians use performances of ritual and caring acts for Jewish graves for multiple reasons. Imazighen [Berbers] stress their close ties with Jews in order to create a moral self intentionally set apart from the mono-ethically Arab and mono-religiously Muslim Morocco. Other subjects, and particularly women, use their ties with Jewish sites to harness power and prestige in their communities. Others still may care for these grave sites to express grief for a close Jewish friend or adoptive family. In examining these motives, Driver not only documents the flow of material and spiritual capital across religious lines, but also moves beyond Muslim memory of the past on the one hand and Jewish dread of the future on the other to think about the Muslim/Jewish present in Morocco.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Teaching Me How to Pray Chapter 2. Orientation: Arrival and Framing the Work of Ethnography Chapter 3. Moroccan Muslims Locating Moroccan Jews in Time and Space Chapter 4. Passover Professionals Chapter 5. Guards: Building Muslim Authority in Jewish Cemeteries Chapter 6. Drinking the Milk of Trust: A Performance of Authenticity Chapter 7. Blessings and the Business of Cemetery Tourism Chapter 8. Conclusion: Changing Flavor of the Milk of Trust
Cory Thomas Pechan Driver is Professor at the Center for International Education Exchange, teaching on the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and religion in modern Morocco and the Maghreb region.
Exploring the roles of Muslim guards and guides in Jewish cemeteries in Morocco, Cory Pechan Driver suggests that these custodians use performances of ritual and caring acts for Jewish graves for multiple reasons. Imazighen [Berbers] stress their close ties with Jews in order to create a moral self intentionally separate from the mono-ethically and mono-religiously Muslim Morocco. Other subjects, and particularly women, use their ties with Jewish sites to harness power and prestige in their communities. Others still may care for these grave sites to express grief for a close Jewish friend or adoptive family. In examining these motives, Driver not only documents the flow of material and spiritual capital across religious lines, but also moves beyond Muslim memory of the past on the one hand and Jewish existential dread of the future on the other to think about the Muslim/Jewish present in Morocco.
Considers an under-explored community of Muslim Moroccans and their stewardship of Jewish spaces   Examines the flow of material and spiritual capital across religious lines and Moroccan understanding of social, moral experience   Brings together performance studies methodologies and ethnographies of experience in a single, cohesive study

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