Fatima Sadiqi

Fatima Sadiqi
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University · Department of English

MA, PhD

About

107
Publications
72,766
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
349
Citations
Introduction
I am a Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies (University of Fez, Morocco); my work focuses on women’s issues in modern North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean world.

Publications

Publications (107)
Chapter
Full-text available
Across the globe, a growing number of social movements, such as demonstrations in support of equal civil status or reproductive freedom and against sexualized violence, show that women's and gender rights are highly contested. Against the backdrop of a long history of unequal rights implementation, the contributors to this volume deal with the ques...
Article
Full-text available
This essay investigates and contextualises the emergence and evolution of the discipline of ‘Language and Gender’ in North Africa in an attempt to remedy the underrepresentation of this region in scholarship. I ground this essay in my experiences with Language and Gender in Morocco and the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA), both...
Chapter
Full-text available
This chapter explores and documents women’s contributions to the codification and stabilization of the Arabic language from the fourth to the nineteenth centuries across the region that roughly corresponds to today’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Spain. Using the acknowledged sources of the Arabic language, namely pre-Islamic poetry, the...
Chapter
Full-text available
Launching the first gender studies program in the University of Fez was a challenge. After much resistance, the organizers established the interdisciplinary dirasat al-ajnas (study of genres) as a form of intellectual resistance. In this chapter, Fatima Sadiqi shares the story of her success in gradually changing norms and establishing the first wo...
Chapter
Full-text available
This chapter presents ‘The Center’ as a theoretical framework within which the post-Arab Spring emerging (feminist) voices may be understood. Polyvocal, leaderless and using new styles of communication, the post-Arab Spring voices do not seek power but seek to defy the State and push it to address the hitherto ‘taboo’ topics such as sexual harassme...
Article
Full-text available
This article focuses onthe 2010-2011 uprisings in North Africa as a “revolution” instigated by new actors, and also by the new ambiguities that postcolonial rule in the region created. Women’s rights in North Africa have been institutionally hyper-politicized and have served all sorts of agendas from the colonialist and neo-imperialist to the anti-...
Article
Full-text available
The argument I make in this paper may expressed in the following way: gender and women’s issues in the Mahgrib and North Africa are closely linked to sources of power and authority in the region . As such they cannot be based on theories that are divorced from specific socio-cultural contexts that create and maintain power and authority in the regi...
Article
Full-text available
This paper is based on a survey, 25 interviews, and observation. According to the results so far, Islam means three things for women in today’s Morocco: faith, culture, and politics. Islam as faith is generally perceived as a personal relationship with God. Such a relationship is seen as both rewarding and empowering, but also private. Women who pe...
Article
Full-text available
This paper is based on a survey, 25 interviews, and observation. According to the results so far, Islam means three things for women in today’s Morocco: faith, culture, and politics. Islam as faith is generally perceived as a personal relationship with God. Such a relationship is seen as both rewarding and empowering, but also private. Women who pe...
Article
Full-text available
The Moroccan feminist movement has undergone multiple changes over the past seventy years, and in the process, has engaged with the issue of women's rights in different ways. This paper seeks to contextualize the development of the women's movement in Morocco and outline the ways that it has changed over time. The women's movement has historically...
Chapter
Full-text available
The Moroccan feminist movement has undergone multiple changes over the past seventy years, and in the process, has engaged with the issue of women's rights in different ways. This paper seeks to contextualize the development of the women's movement in Morocco and outline the ways that it has changed over time. The women's movement has historically...
Chapter
Full-text available
The Moroccan feminist movement has undergone multiple changes over the past seventy years, and in the process, has engaged with the issue of women's rights in different ways. This paper seeks to contextualize the development of the women's movement in Morocco and outline the ways that it has changed over time. The women's movement has historically...
Article
Full-text available
THE HUMAN SIDE OF RESEARCH - Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding. Edited By David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb . Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013. Pp. ix + 284. $80, hardback (ISBN 978-0-253-00904-3); $28.00, paperback (ISBN 978-0-253-00911-1). - Volume 57 Issue 3 - FATIMA SADIQI
Article
Full-text available
Short Preview If North Africa is understudied by academics of the Middle East, the Maghrib is less so and Maghribian women are even more less so. The four books under review redirect attention to this region and the potential it has for researchers and academics in general. In covering four centuries and ranging over four countries, the books link...
Chapter
Full-text available
Using the case of Morocco, this chapter argues for the emergence of the “Center” as an ideological middle-ground space between the increasingly antagonistic paradigms of secularism and Islamism in post-revolution North Africa. Including versions of the two paradigms but also stretching the space to allow for more diversity, the Center is partly cre...
Chapter
The introduction presents the central argument of the book, namely that the interaction between different types of colonial heritages and various types of post-colonial rule in North Africa created new actors and agents, as well as new ambiguities and dilemmas, that culminated in the so-called Arab Spring and the subsequent developments in which wo...
Chapter
In Morocco (and North Africa), migration is part and parcel of politics, economy, and everyday life. Morocco has a unique geographical position: situated at the westernmost edge of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, it is at the crossroads between the Maghreb, Africa, and Europe, and it is only seven miles away from Europe.
Chapter
Full-text available
With the advent of the 21st century, women in Morocco scored significant social, legal, and political gains. Armed with education, they did not only improve their socioeconomic and political status, but also their self-confidence in public spaces that have hitherto been constructed as “male.” As a result, new feminine roles emerged that deeply affe...
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
It is an honor and a privilege to be associated with the birth of gender and women's studies in Morocco. My journey started in the mid-1990s at the University of Fez in Morocco when my female colleagues and I went through the challenging process of convincing our university administration to set up the first Center for Studies and Research on Women...
Chapter
This paper is based on a survey, 25 interviews, and observation. According to the results so far, Islam means three things for women in todays Morocco: faith, culture, and politics. Islam as faith is generally perceived as a personal relationship with God. Such a relationship is seen as both rewarding and empowering, but also private. Women who per...
Chapter
Full-text available
It is an honor and a privilege to be associated with the birth of gender and women's studies in Morocco. My journey started in the mid-1990s at the University of Fez in Morocco when my female colleagues and I went through the challenging process of convincing our university administration to set up the first Center for Studies and Research on Women...
Book
Full-text available
Chapter
I spent the academic year 2006–07 at Harvard Divinity School as a Fellow in Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP). During my December 2006 fieldwork trip to Morocco, I visited Hadda, a paternal aunt who had lived all her life in Imshihn (Ayt Hssan tribe), my Berber village. Every trip to this village brings up sweet childhood memories … Hadda...
Chapter
Ever since I became aware of its significance, March 8 has always been a special day for me. I like to think that on this particular day people all over the world celebrate the Woman. I feel happy to be a woman on March 8. Ever since I joined the University of Fez in 1982, I have taken it upon myself to organize or participate in something to comme...
Chapter
Full-text available
My very first Moroccan history lesson is still vivid in my memory. I was a pupil in Sidi Ali Tamkart school in the Berber Rifian town of Nador (northeastern Morocco). We were to read and memorize a text in Arabic which started: sukkan al-maghrib al-ʔawwalun hum al-amazigh -abnaaʔu Mazigh (The first inhabitants of Morocco were The Amazighs—sons of M...
Chapter
Before I took an early retirement leave from my Fez university in June 2005 with the view of focusing more on my research and writing, I was fascinated by the students’ graffiti on the university lavatory walls. It all started when one of my students mentioned the importance of students’ graffiti in their political debates (the Fez campus is one of...
Chapter
Full-text available
I will never forget my first day at school. A memorable day it was … The picture of my father, my brother, and me at the entrance of Sidi Ali Tamkart school in the northeastern town of Nador is still vivid in my memory. I remember the little skinny girt I was at six, I remember the awe, the joy-apprehension mix, and the enthusiasm. We were two week...
Article
This paper is based on a survey, 25 interviews, and observation. According to the results so far, Islam means three things for women in todays Morocco: faith, culture, and politics. Islam as faith is generally perceived as a personal relationship with God. Such a relationship is seen as both rewarding and empowering, but also private. Women who per...
Chapter
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Stereotypes about women in Morocco may be defined as incomplete and inaccurate cultural beliefs that some people hold about them and that are encoded in linguistic expressions as well as in underlying discourses. Popular Moroccan culture employs powerful representations, such as proverbs, to vehicle and sustain these stereotypes. Although there are...
Chapter
Full-text available
Stereotypes about women in Morocco may be defined as incomplete and inaccurate cultural beliefs that some people hold about them and that are encoded in linguistic expressions as well as in underlying discourses. Popular Moroccan culture employs powerful representations, such as proverbs, to vehicle and sustain these stereotypes. Although there are...
Chapter
Full-text available
Chapter
Full-text available
Stereotypes about women in Morocco may be defined as incomplete and inaccurate cultural beliefs that some people hold about them and that are encoded in linguistic expressions as well as in underlying discourses. Popular Moroccan culture employs powerful representations, such as proverbs, to vehicle and sustain these stereotypes. Although there are...
Chapter
Full-text available
Chapter
Full-text available
Ever since its inception in the mid-forties of the last century, the Moroccan feminist movement has evolved around the family law Code. The post-independence family law denied women basic rights and thus fueled the disappointment and anger of the female intellectual elite (journalists, writers, politicians and activists). Legal rights have always c...
Chapter
Full-text available
Starting from the premise that the nature and impact of women's agency can be understood only within specifi c historical and socio-cultural environments (Sadiqi, 2003), the major aim of this paper is to highlight the multi-faceted agency of women in post-colonial and today's Maghrib. Th e Maghrib is a North African region that includes Morocco, Al...
Chapter
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
The architecture of the Medina of Fes is different from that of the " Ville Nouvelle ". The modern aspect of the latter contrasts sharply with the sense-seeking and making aspect of the former. Part of this sense-making relates to the way women and the roles they were expected to play were conceived of. This is attested in various Social, linguisti...
Article
Full-text available
Chapter
Full-text available
The architecture of the Medina of Fes is different from that of the " Ville Nouvelle ". The modern aspect of the latter contrasts sharply with the sense-seeking and making aspect of the former. Part of this sense-making relates to the way women and the roles they were expected to play were conceived of. This is attested in various Social, linguisti...
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Published under " Political-Social Movements: the Maghrib " , in Encyclopedia of Women and Islam. (2004). Edited by Suad Josef. Brill Academic Publishers. Although largely ignored in the official recorded histories of the Maghreb, women have greatly contributed to the political and social construction of the modern countries of this region of the w...
Chapter
Full-text available
This paper offers a gender approach to the impact of male migration from Morocco to Europe on women left behind. The pertinence of the topic stems from the fact that very few studies have been conducted on the subject. It is believed that such studies will help in the understanding of the the phenomenon of migration and help to find solutions for s...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
‘Feminist Research’ is interdisciplinary online journal publishes double blind peer reviewed articles within all fields of feminism. Articles show feminist analysis of theories and practices in historical and present society. ‘Feminist Research’ incorporates innovative insights, methods and techniques used in disciplines like literature, history, philosophy, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, administration and governance, social work, theology, etc. Articles on feminist interference of science and technology on social, economic, cultural, psychological, behavioral, management and policy aspects of society are also invited. ‘Feminist Research’ is online journal publishes articles immediately after acceptance. All published articles assigned DOI and committing to maintain international standards of scholarly publications by applying CrossMark on webpage and PDF of articles. ‘Feminist Research’ publishes innovative methods, techniques and findings of Feminist Research. 'Feminist Research' accepts articles as: Original research papers Technical paper Review article Book review http://www.gathacognition.com/journal/gcj2/feminist-research
Project
My book presents a twofold argument: on the one hand, by restricting the number of “true Muslims” to a tiny portion and rejecting the vast majority as “fake Muslims” who do not contribute to the unity of the Umma (Muslim community), Daesh ideology is unintentionally creating a new “secularization” among the ideologically heterogeneous majority of Muslims in the Maghrib. On the other hand, women’s legal rights, the most advanced in the Middle East and North Africa but also the last bastion of legal Islam, constitute the “hidden” target of Daesh ideology but also the first nail in its coffin.