Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Power: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Modern Morrocan Magical Beliefs and Practices

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BRILL, 2007 - 337 pages
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This book is intended to construct a basis for the understanding of the rites and practices associated with exorcism, or jinn eviction as it is performed within the maraboutic institution called zawiya. Jinn eviction as it occurs in the maraboutic institution reproduces ideologies and social hierarchies of traditional society through the use of a variety of healing symbols and rituals. These symbols are delved into for the benefit of understanding the perennial cultural foundations of the discourse and practice of power in Morocco. The result is an ethnography of possession that has combined meticulous ethnographic field work with critical discourse analysis.
 

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Introduction
1
Local Histories Sharifianism and Power
19
The Buffi Representation of the World of Jinn
83
Jinn Eviction and Other Rituals as Discourses of Power
143
The Paradigm of Authority the Mythic Court of Jinn
203
Conclusion
247
Appendices
253
Glossary
305
Bibliography
309
Figures
317
Index
331
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Mohammed Maarouf, Doctorat d' État / Ph.D. (2004) in Literature, is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. He is a researcher in anthropology. He has conducted researches on Moroccan culture, some of which were published in the form of articles and others were presented as papers in international conferences.

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