© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 HAWWA 5, 2–3 Also available online – www.brill.nl BOOK REVIEWS Cynthia J. BECKER, Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006). Reviewed by Sahar Bazzaz (College of the Holy Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org) Cynthia J. Becker’s, Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity , uses Berber arts—weaving, tattooing, decorative arts and song and dance associated with fertility rites—as a lens through which to understand the evolving relation- ship between gender and Amazigh ethnic identity in post-colonial Morocco. Amazigh Arts in Morocco is based on two years of extensive and detailed ethnographic research among the Berber Ait Khabbash tribe centered in the Ta ﬁ lalt Oasis of south- eastern Morocco. The book is composed of an introduction and seven chapters dealing with var- ious aspects of Ait Khabbash art and culture and an appendix, which includes transcribed songs associated with Ait Khabbash wedding rituals; Becker provides transliteration of the lyrics and their translations from Tamazight to English. The book contains a number of color as well as black and white photographs of wedding rituals, samples of clothing and weaving and tattooing taken by the author herself. She also
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Published: Jan 1, 2007
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