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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
For most Americans, Morocco calls to mind nomadic Berber horsemen, sinister spies in dimly-lit Casbah cafes, the armed intervention of marines in 1801 to subdue marauding pirates. Certainly, except for exotic stereotypical cabaret singers, Moroccan women have played no role in the Hollywood versions of what village life is like in this small, mountainous North African country whose history was shaped by such diverse groups as Arabs, Moors, Frenchmen and Spaniards. Anthropologist Susan Schaefer Davis at Trenton State University has described women's lives in a specific Moroccan village in her skillfully constructed exploration of lifestyle experiences in a collection of impressions entitled Patience and Power.
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