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Author Bargach, Jamila, 1964-

Title Orphans of Islam : family, abandonment, and secret adoption in Morocco / Jamila Bargach.

Publication Info. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2002]

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 290 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-283) and index.
Contents Introduction(s): Object/Subject, Discipline/Argument -- Defining Moves: From Text to Script and from Script to Text -- Legal Throes: Genealogies and Debates on Kafala, Adoption, and Abandoned Children -- Counterpoints: The Idiom of Adoption between Theological Interpretation, the Rise of the Nation-State and the 'Real' -- Rootless Lives and Bloodless Ties: Bastards, Secret Adoptions, and Some Other Cultural Dialectics -- Of Anthropology: Nature, Nurture, and Kinship -- Of Rituals: Names, Affiliation, and Identity -- Of Culture: Loci, Lore, and Stereotypes -- Nothing above Family: To Reflect on Marginality -- News from the Art, Intellectual, and Media Fronts: Reflections on and Representations of Marginality -- Social Work at Work: Or What Politics for What Help? -- Civil Society and Social Work: Or the Politics of What Help?
Summary Orphans of Islam portrays the abject lives and 'excluded body' of abandoned and bastard children in contemporary Morocco, while critiquing the concept and practice of 'adoption, ' which too often is considered a panacea. Through a close and historically grounded reading of legal, social, and cultural mechanisms of one predominantly Islamic country, Jamila Bargach shows how 'the surplus bastard body' is created by mainstream society.
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Subject Adoption -- Morocco.
Illegitimacy -- Morocco.
Illegitimate children -- Morocco.
Illegitimate children.
Abandoned children -- Morocco.
Abandoned children.
Adoption -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Adoption -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bargach, Jamila, 1964- Orphans of Islam. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002 0742500268 (DLC) 2001031989 (OCoLC)46969867
ISBN 9781461640431 (electronic book)
1461640431 (electronic book)
1299795145 (e-book)
9781299795143 (e-book)