اللغات الأجنبية في الشمال و الجنوب الجزائري

حالة اللغة في الجزائر رغم أن للجزائر لغتين رسميتين و هما العربية و الأمازيغية إلا أن للغة الفرنسية تأثيرا في الشؤون الإدارية للبلاد و التعاملات الاجتماعية. فعلى سبيل المثال في لهجات المدن الساحلية الجزائرية هنالك استعمال فارط للمفردات الفرنسية إذا ما قارناها مع نظيراتها لهجات الجنوب. ولهذا الاختلاف بعد تاريخي, فالإستعمار الفرنسي بكل صفاته كان متجذراً بدرجة أكبر في شمال الجزائر و لكن هذا لا … Continue reading اللغات الأجنبية في الشمال و الجنوب الجزائري

The Position of French and English in the North and South of Algeria

LANGUAGE SITUATION IN ALGERIA Although Algeria has two official languages, Arabic and Tamazight, French has an influence on the country’s administrative affairs and social transactions. For example, dialects of the Algerian coastal cities have a variant of French vocabulary that contrasts the dialects of the South who use much more Arabic vernacular. French colonization in all its characteristics was more rooted in the North of … Continue reading The Position of French and English in the North and South of Algeria

The Disappearing Terrace And Courtyard as Feminine Spaces in Algeria

Restructuring of family and gender relations has greatly affected the private and public space in Algeria. Today, cities are subject to modern vs traditional duality. The traditional houses of the medinas, which constitute an important part of the urban habitat, are juxtaposed with the slums and contemporary dwellings of peripheral districts (the new suburbs). Public spaces have evolved from hierarchical and functional old fabrics of … Continue reading The Disappearing Terrace And Courtyard as Feminine Spaces in Algeria

#NtaRajel: le paradoxe de la destruction du patriarcat

Cet article s’adresse à une audience musulmane maghrébine. Le mouvement NtaRajel aurait pu être celui qui nous aurait permis d’épurer le système patriarcal au Maghreb, et renforcer ses mérites en corrigeant les défaillances des hommes au niveau de leur responsabilité et devoirs. Au lieu de cela, ce mouvement est devenu une banale extension du féminisme dans le contexte maghrébin, et reprend le récit et la … Continue reading #NtaRajel: le paradoxe de la destruction du patriarcat

The #NtaRajel Movement: The Fog Between The Villain And Virility

Why take part in the #NtaRajel movement if it does not conform to Islam? This article is addressed to a Maghrebi Muslim audience “Nta Rajel?” scraped American Twitter as only a meme, but French Twitter derived from it a movement whose official aim is to combat the machismo and misogyny of Maghrebi men but unofficially it is a feminist and/or misandrist movement which considers the … Continue reading The #NtaRajel Movement: The Fog Between The Villain And Virility

Debunking a Myth: Etymology Behind the Word “Berber”

Berber in its original usage ≠ “uncivilized barbarian” We are told religiously that the word “Berber” comes from the word “barbaric”. Originally, the term barbaric, borrowed in French (barbare) in 1308 from the Latin barbarus, itself from the ancient Greek βάρβαρος: bárbaros (“foreigner”), was used by the ancient Greeks to designate peoples not belonging to their civilization (defined by the Hellenic language and religion). Bárbaros … Continue reading Debunking a Myth: Etymology Behind the Word “Berber”

The Ills of Post-Colonial Neo-Berberism

The birth of neo-Berberism has tilted genuine social, cultural, and economic causes into a territorial and ideological matrix that not only harms the Berber image but the collective populace. Those who become prey to the propaganda internalize stereotypes and project an offensive vision. Author’s Note “Neo–” as a prefix to Berberism suggests a faux revival of Berberism. That is, a Berberism that relies on a … Continue reading The Ills of Post-Colonial Neo-Berberism