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La langue du silence dans le Maroc urbain contemporain

Abstract : Four months after its first publication in August 2006, the Arabic weekly newspaper Nichane was banned by a decision of the Prime Minister following a report called (in translation) : “Jokes : How Moroccans Laugh at Religion, Sex and Politics”. This subject had already been the object of an article in French that had incurred no penalty. Was it thus the fact of having reported these jokes in Arabic that was at the heart of the debate ? The “Nichane affair” raises questions about the statuses of the Arabic and French languages in relation to religion and politics in urban Morocco. Does this mean that it is the language that renders these subjects taboo ? Does Arabic impose silence ? This paper examines the how the notions of silence and secrecy are connected.
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Anouk Cohen. La langue du silence dans le Maroc urbain contemporain. Revue de l'histoire des religions, Armand Colin, 2011, Religion, secret et autorité, pp.245-263. ⟨10.4000/rhr.7779⟩. ⟨hal-03073897⟩

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