Secularism in the Moroccan Amazigh Discourse

  title={Secularism in the Moroccan Amazigh Discourse},
  author={Samir Ben-Layashi},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  pages={153 - 171}
This article examines why the Moroccan Berber/Amazigh activists are using secularism as their battle cry, and why they believe that is the right vehicle to bring about modernisation, social justice and democratisation. It analyses the degree to which secularism is an ideology, a philosophy, and a way of life in and of itself for Amazigh activists and, alternatively, the extent to which it has been instrumentalised for political and ideological goals on behalf of Berber identity (Amazighit… 

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