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Memories of AbsenceHow Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco$
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Aomar Boum

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786997

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786997.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Memories of Absence

Aomar Boum

Stanford University Press

The introduction lays out the argument of the book, the challenges of native ethnography, and the issue of data collection. It provides a general history of Moroccan Jews and the reasons behind the methodological focus on a remote Muslim population. This chapter also discusses in detail the social, economic, and educational background of the different generations.

Keywords:   historical and longitudinal narrative, Moroccan Jews, native ethnography, cohorts, generation, shurfa, harratine

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