Racial myth, colonial reform, and the invention of customary law in Morocco, 1912–1930

@article{Guerin2011RacialMC,
  title={Racial myth, colonial reform, and the invention of customary law in Morocco, 1912–1930},
  author={A. Guerin},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={361 - 380}
}
  • A. Guerin
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of North African Studies
Throughout the period of French indirect rule in Morocco (1912–56), colonial scholars and administrators generated a mass of literature to explain the perceived differences between Arab and so-called Berber (Amazeeri) societies. In the minds of many colonial enthusiasts, objective ethnic difference translated into a series of clear social, cultural, and political traits that had divided the indigenous populations for centuries. Historians of the period have highlighted this ethnographic focus… Expand
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