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Dr. David Crawford

Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
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  • Nostalgia for the Present: Ethnography and Photography in a Moroccan Berber Village.  Photos by Bart Deseyn with Abdelkrim Bamouh.  2014. Leiden University Press.
  • Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding. Edited with Rachel Newcomb.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2013.
  • Moroccan Households in the World Economy: Labor and Inequality in a Berber Village. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2008.

Articles, Book Chapters, and other Publications

  • “What Lula Lacks: Grappling with the Discourse of Autism at Home and in the Field” (with Hillary Haldane) in Anthropology Today.  Vol. 26, No.3. Pp. 24-26. 2010.
  • “Globalization Begins at Home: Children’s Wage Labor and the High Atlas Household” in Berbers and Others: Shifting Parameters of Identity in the Contemporary Maghrib eds. Katherine E. Hoffman and Susan Gilson Miller. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2010. Pp. 127-149.
  • “How Life is Hard: Visceral Notes on Meaning and Order” in Clifford Geertz in Morocco, ed. Susan Slyomovics. London: Routledge. 2010. Pp. 199-217. 
  • "Making Imazighen: Rural Berber Women, Household Organization, and the Production of Free Men" in North African Mosaic: A Cultural Reapproaissal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities eds. Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Kraus.  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. Pp. 329-346.
  • Crawford, David L. 'On the Sluggishness of Cities' Anthropology News April, 2007. Pg. 30.
  • Crawford, David L.. 'The Temporality of Resistance.' Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom. Ed. Fletcher, Robert. Nova Science Publishers, 2006.
  • Crawford, David L.. 'Royal Interest in Local Culture: The Politics and Potential of Morocco’s Imazighen.' Nationalism and Minority Identities in Islamic Societies. Ed. Shatzmiller, Maya . McGill-Queens University Press, 2005. 164-194.
  • Crawford, David. 'Labor of the Undead: Segmentarity, Globalization and the Temporality of Inequality.' Prologues: La revue maghrébine du livre . (2005): Pp. 24-35.
  • Silverstein, Paul; Crawford, David. 'Amazigh Activism and the Moroccan State.' Middle East Report .233 (2004): 44-48.
  • Crawford, David. 'Arranging the Bones: Culture, Time and In/equality in Berber Labor Organization.' Ethnos 68.4 (2003): 463-486.
  • Crawford, David. 'Morocco’s Invisible Imazighen.' The Journal of North African Studies 7.1 (2002): 53-70.
  • Crawford, David. 'The Intellectual Economy of an Anthropology of Change.' Anthropology in Action 9.1 (2002): 3/12/2009.
  • Crawford, David. 'How 'Berber' Matters in the Middle of Nowhere.' The Middle East Report .219 (2001): 20-25.
  • Crawford, David. 'Essentially Amazigh: Urban Berbers and the Global Village.' The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds: Interdisciplinary Studies. Ed. Coury, Ralph; Lacey, R. Kevin.. Peter Lang, 2000. 117-134.

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