Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stacy E. Holden

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033730

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033730.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

The Economic and Political Order of Colonial Morocco

The Economic and Political Order of Colonial Morocco

(p.92) (p.93) 4 The Economic and Political Order of Colonial Morocco
The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

Stacy E. Holden

University Press of Florida

After the protectorate's establishment in 1912, the French ruled on behalf of the Alaouites, incorporating Fez's elite in local and national government. To prevent social unrest among common peoples, the French also created employment programs in order to ensure workers' access to affordable food. By providing colonized workers with opportunities to earn money, however, colonial policies unintentionally fostered social mobility. Some workers assumed the outward trappings of notables, like home ownership. Ultimately, building projects in the medina revealed emerging class tensions in Morocco. Fez's elite advocated a modern city, with wide roads for cars and houses designed by French architects, while workers supported a colonial vision of Fez as a medieval relic relying on the work of independent artisans. This chapter reevaluates the policy of association, showing how the French defended the economic interests of workers against initiatives by the elite with whom they forged a formal political partnership.

Keywords:   political partnership, Alaouites, French, social unrest, Fez

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .