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Moroccan Culture

    Other than the food (which is always one of my favorite things to do throughout the day), I really enjoyed talking with the young farmer today and touring his farm. An identity that stood out to me today within Moroccon culture was their support for the community. As he shared his experience…
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An Element of Social Status in Morocco

Something that we all have viewed during our stay in Morocco is beggars. We all are familiar with the social standing of beggers, “amongst the most vulnerable group in our society” as they are at the lowest point of the socioeconomic “scale” (Menka et al., 2014). We are also aware…
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Gender Roles in Morocco

For this blog, I wanted to focus on the gender role of men in jobs that women do not participate in. I wanted to focus specifically on the leather tanneries that we visited in Fes. Leather making involves preparing the animal skins by dehairing them (this is where the stench…
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Moroccan Religion/Belief Systems

Being in a predominantly Muslim part of the world when we come from a predominantly Christian country, it is not hard to recognize these as differing identities. A particular aspect of our tour in Medina that piqued my interest was the cleaning ritual (Wudhu or Wudu) that Muslims partake in…
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