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Tourism: Morocco
(1,128 words)

As international tourism has been integrated into national development strategies in contemporary Morocco, women's capacity to benefit directly as workers has been moderated by prevailing gender ideologies (sometimes expressed in religious idiom) that attempt, in the first instance, to limit female employment to stereotypically appropriate positions, and subsequently, to control women's earnings.

While perceived value and behavioral conflicts between Muslim and Western societies shape international tourism development in some Muslim nations (Din …

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Spurles, Patricia L. Kelly, “Tourism: Morocco”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0285b>
First published online: 2009

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