Feuding and social change in Morocco

  title={Feuding and social change in Morocco},
  author={W. H. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={43 - 54}
  • W. H. Lewis
  • Published 1961
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • In Morocco, before the French protectorate, harmony and balance in human relationships were predicated upon conflict. Feuding and occasional bloodshed formed an integral part of social patterns, prefigured by custom, confirmed by ever-present dangers, and accepted as tradition. It was this constant prospect of conflict which: (1) offered the individual Moroccan a sense of assurance concerning the likely behavior of other men; (2) secured the clan group its cohesive character in the struggle for… CONTINUE READING
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