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Mobile Phones and Forbidden Romance in Morocco
Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakesh...these are just a few names of Moroccan cities that bring to mind sharp spices, jostling crowds, and the romantic backdrop of Hollywood scenery. Romance in Morocco may look like a dream on film but for Moroccan teenagers, romance means straddling the fence that lies between cultural norms and Western influence. On today's Thinking Aloud we're talking about something as simple as the use of cell phones or ""mobile"" phones depending on where you reside in the world. In the last decade or so ... cell phones have dramatically affected gender and generational relations in the Middle East and North Africa...specifically in Morocco. BYU Researchers join us to discuss this increasing rift between globalization and forbidden romance in Morocco. The article, published in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of North African Studies, is titled Globalization, Mobile Phones and Forbidden Romance in Morocco.—Original airdate: 8/14/2008

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