Traveling as an Anthropologist: Morocco
Seventeen students explored the country of Morocco, traveling nearly 700 hundred miles in eleven days through eleven cities from Tangier to Marrakech.
The course for our excursion, under the tutelage of Liberal Arts Chair Dr. Kelly Kirby, was “Traveling as an Anthropologist.” The course focused on motherhood, childbirth, kinship structures, family life and religion, as well as on art in the forms of fashion, textiles, sculpture, architecture and music, and we had many lively discussions on these topics. Dr. Kirby asked us to experience Morocco from a culturally relative perspective – analyzing or observing beliefs and practices through their perspectives – and so we did. With our group leaders Mohamed Tahiri and Rabab El Afia, and Lassen at the wheel of our 20-passenger bus, we were led through a jam-packed itinerary created by Allen Hoppes, founder of I, Like You, Tours.
“I made so many amazing connections and got to talk to so many wonderful people. I think the highlight of the entire trip was the many occasions that we interacted with Moroccan people. More than any previous trip, I think this trip has made me even more aware of how people live, work and interact in a culture that is vastly different from my own. This first experience with that phenomenon will be vital as I continue my studies in anthropology,” shared Curatorial Studies major Chandler Israel.
See the full Morocco 2018 travelogue at moore.edu/morocco
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