Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Muslim Custodians of Jewish Spaces in Morocco

Drinking the Milk of Trust

Authors: Driver, Cory Thomas Pechan

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  • Considers an under-explored community of Muslim Moroccans and their stewardship of Jewish spaces
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  • Examines the flow of material and spiritual capital across religious lines and Moroccan understanding of social, moral experience
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  • Brings together performance studies methodologies and ethnographies of experience in a single, cohesive study
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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.

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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslim Custodians of Jewish Spaces in Morocco
Book Subtitle
Drinking the Milk of Trust
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78786-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78786-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78785-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07648-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 190
Number of Illustrations
11 illustrations in colour
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