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By Jamila Bargach

Orphans of Islam portrays the abject lives and 'excluded physique' of deserted and bastard childrens in modern Morocco, whereas critiquing the idea that and perform of 'adoption,' which too usually is taken into account a panacea. via an in depth and traditionally grounded examining of criminal, social, and cultural mechanisms of 1 predominantly Islamic state, Jamila Bargach indicates how 'the surplus bastard physique' is created via mainstream society. Written partially from the views of the kids and unmarried moms, intermittently from the view of 'adopting' households, and making use of bastardy as a haunting and empowering motif with a probably subversive area, this ethnography consists as an difficult, open-ended, and arabesque-like evocation of Moroccan society and its nation associations. It both demanding situations acquired sociological and anthropological tropes and understandings of the Arab world.

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