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Author Lebbady, Hasna
Title Feminist traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan oral narratives [electronic resource] / Hasna Lebbady
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript x, 243 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index
Introduction: Re-membering: From Memory to History -- "Aisha the Carpenter's Daughter": Performative Language versus Visual Performance -- "Ali and a Spinner Too?": A Tale of Embodied Knowledge-- "Lawza el Bhia": Representing the Self as Strategic Use of Essentialism -- "Who'll Buy a Word?":An Andalusi version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" -- "Aisha Jarma": Narrative Generations: From the Pre-Colonial Tale to Post-Colonial Film -- "The Female Camel": A Tragic Encounter of the Female SocialImaginary with the Male Symbolic Order -- "Woman as the Source of Good": A Tale of the Artist as a Young Woman
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 11, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
This book introduces seven Andalusi-Moroccan women's tales, analyzesthem from literary theoretical perspectives, and reveals them to be vitally feminist. These tales were collected in Tetouan in northern Morocco and few have ever been translated into English. The protagonists, typically Muslim women, come across as being particularly eloquent and capable of outwitting the men in their lives, who tend to be princes and Sultans. Lebbady delves into the structural and thematic features of the tales and draws parallels to the European courtly love tradition
Link Original 9780230619401 0230619401 (OCoLC)308174867
Subject Oral tradition -- Morocco
Women -- Morocco
Women -- Morocco -- Social conditions
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Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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