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E287 | Pre-Saharan Morocco is a transitional space between the Atlas Mountains in the north and the Sahara in the south, and the oases of pre-Saharan Morocco have long been marked by local autonomy, diversity, and particularities of agriculture, property ownership, class, and race. In this episode, we talk to Karen Rignall about her research on land, labor, and social life in a Moroccan oasis and discuss socioeconomic change in rural morocco through the lens of agricultural production in the transitional environments and political economies of the pre-Sahara. More at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2016/12/rignall.html Karen Rignall is assistant professor in the Community and Leadership Development Department of the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. A cultural anthropologist by training, her work addresses land rights, the practice of farming, and the governance of social life. She is currently completing a book manuscript provisionally entitled “An Elusive Common: Land, Labor and Belonging in a Moroccan Oasis.” Graham H. Cornwell is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Georgetown University. His work examines the history of tea and sugar consumption in Northwest Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is also the editor of tajine, a podcast and blog about North African Studies. CREDITS Episode No. 287
Release Date: 7 December 2016
Recording Location: University of Kentucky
Editing and production by Chris Gratien
Sound excerpts: from archive.org Baglamamin Dugumu - Necmiye Ararat and Muzaffer; Harmandali - Recep Efendi, Cemal Efendi; from Excavated Shellac - Hocine Slaoui – Yal Cahla; Lili Labassi - Mazal Haye Mazal
Images and bibliography courtesy of Karen Rignall available at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2016/12/rignall.html. . .
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