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Author York, Jillian, author.

Title Culture Smart! Morocco / Jillian York.

Edition Revised and updated edition
Publication Info. Great Britain : Kuperard, an imprint of Bravo Ltd., ; 2018
©2018
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  916.4 YOR    AVAILABLE
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Description 168 pages : illustrations (black and white), map, charts, photographs 17 cm.
Series Culture smart!
Culture smart! (London, England)
Summary Morocco is a land of spectacular scenery, with a rich history, and heady with tantalizing scents and colorful sights. The call of the muezzin seems to draw people from every corner of the globe. In 1956 Morocco gained independence from French colonial rule and was jolted into the 20th century. Today it is a country in transition--a unique blend of Arab, African, and European ways of life. The teeming cities have an air of sophistication and joie de vivre, but life in rural areas has stayed much the same. And while the cities are highly westernized, tradition and religion still play a vital role in the everyday life of most people. With rapid change came problems. Lack of opportunity and high unemployment resulted in a "brain drain" as educated Moroccans made their way abroad, and a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam started gaining ground among the urban poor. Even so, as technology becomes widespread and the world shrinks further, Morocco today is coming into its own. Culture Smart! Morocco describes the way the country's past has shaped its present, advising tourists and business travelers on what to expect and how to behave in different situations.
Note Copyright on page 164.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 164) and index.
Subject Etiquette -- Morocco.
National characteristics, Moroccan.
Visitors, Foreign -- Morocco -- Life skills guides.
Morocco -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Morocco -- Guidebooks.
Morocco -- Description and travel.
Added Title Morocco : the essential guide to customs and culture
ISBN 9781857338713
1857338715
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