Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib

History, Culture and Politics

  • Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ali Abdullatif Ahmida
      Pages 1-13
  3. Historiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
  4. Orality, Agency, and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Abderrahman Ayoub
      Pages 37-47
    3. Driss Maghraoui
      Pages 49-70
  5. Identity Formation, Gender, and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Mona Fayad
      Pages 85-108
    3. Elliott Colla
      Pages 109-143
  6. Nationalism, Islamism, and Hegemony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Marnia Lazreg
      Pages 147-164
    3. Stephen J. King
      Pages 165-193
  7. In Search of Pan-Maghribism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. David Seddon
      Pages 197-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-255

About this book


The contributors rethink the history of colonial and nationalist categories and analyses of the Maghrib. Their goal is to explore the ambiguities, failures, and silences manufactured by colonial and nationalist scholarships and present alternative strategies and scholarship to the study of history, culture, and state-society relations in the Maghrib during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Despite the fact that the contributors come from different disciplines and perspectives - whether political science, history, or sociology - they share a critical view of the history of the Maghrib, and they approach Maghribi societies not as a footnote to Europe and capitalism, but within its own dynamics.


capitalism colonialism colonization Europe gender imperialism Islam Islamism Libya nationalism political science politics reform state formation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Abdullatif Ahmida
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New EnglandBiddefordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-61363-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-62301-9
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