Afternoon Anthropology - Dr. Hsain Ilahiane - The Berber House or the World Leaked: Mobile Phones, Gender Switching, and Place in Morocco

September 19, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Hsain Ilahiane

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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