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Author McMurray, David A.

Title In and out of Morocco : smuggling and migration in a frontier boomtown / David A. McMurray.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  304.809642 MCMU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 203 pages ;. 3 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Lie of the Land 1 -- 2. Working Abroad but Dreaming of Home: The Story of Haddou 20 -- 3. Migrants as Pawns, Migrants as Pioneers 47 -- 4. Impact of Migration on Status Distinctions 64 -- 5. Music, Migration, and the Nadori Diaspora 98 -- 6. Nador's Smugglers and Border Theater 110 -- 7. Effects of Globalization on Contemporary Moroccan Culture 131.
Summary Every summer for almost forty years, tens of thousands of Moroccan emigrants from as far away as Norway and Germany descend on the duty-free smugglers' cove/migrant frontier boomtown of Nador, Morocco. David McMurray investigates the local effects of the linkages between Nador and international commodity circuits, and analyzes the profound effect on everyday life of the free flow of bodies, ideas, and commodities into and out of the region.
Combining immigration and population statistics with street-level ethnography, In and Out of Morocco covers a wide range of topics, including the origin and nature of immigrant nostalgia, the historical evolution of the music of migration in the region, and the influence of migrant wealth on social distinctions in Nador. Groundbreaking in its attention to the performative aspects of life in a smuggling border zone, the book also analyzes the way in which both migration and smuggling have affected local structures of feeling by contributing to the spread of hyperconsumption. The result is a rare and revealing inquiry into how the global culture is lived locally.
Subject Drug traffic -- Morocco -- Nador (Province)
Smuggling -- Morocco -- Nador (Province)
Immigrants -- Morocco -- Nador (Province) -- Social conditions.
Nador (Morocco : Province) -- Emigration and immigration.
Nador (Morocco : Province) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0816625069 (c : alk. paper)
0816625077 (paperback: alk. paper)