September 19, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Hsain Ilahiane
Mississippi State University
Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures
The Berber House or the World Leaked: Mobile Phones, Gender Switching, and Place in Morocco
This lecture examines how Moroccans use mobile phones as a way of reframing issues of honor and shame, gender, and placemaking. It argues that mobile communication enables distance, becoming an invaluable vehicle for inverting and suspending ordinary gender roles and placemaking practices. It also argues that mobile phones are not just objects. Rather they are “things” and constitute multi-vectored places. Illuminating mobility, place and gender reversals, this paper furthers recent analyses of location technologies, gender, presence, and placemaking.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 19TH at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Etheredge 224
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