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In part, this is in an effort to avoid, insofar as possible, presupposing my object of study, but it is also a product of the limitations imposed by the nature of this object and my own position as observer.As is frequently the case for anthropologists, my sample is not wide enough to elaborate an ideal-type of the romantic “affair” in Morocco.Keywords: flirtation, seduction, Morocco, opacity, pragmatism In 1995, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider published their best-selling self-help bible, The rules: Time-tested secrets for capturing the heart of Mr. The book, which encouraged women to play cat and mouse with potential suitors so as to ensure their affections, was variously decried as outdated, radically antifeminist, and coldly utilitarian.While rejecting the first two criticisms, the authors implicitly embraced the latter, arguing that their recommendations were not making any necessary claim about the nature of men and women; they were merely highlighting what sorts of strategies worked.

I thereby suggest that such interactional uncertainty is not merely something to be worked around, but rather something that people work with.It then proceeds to pick out the formal properties of particular contexts, or the strategies deployed by various actors in such contexts, and uses these as a means of mapping and interpreting interactions that straddle and encompass multiple social and conceptual scales, rather than merely oscillating between the social macro and the individual micro.So, in the case of The rules, the context of flirtation displays certain characteristics and these require actors to use strategies that cast them in a particular light by virtue of their appeal to abstract orders of value: “If she snubs my phone call, that must mean she is a modest woman who would make an ideal wife—I shall pursue her all the harder.” In this example, as for more academic forms of pragmatism, perhaps the key methodological question is how to identify or define the context to be explored.First on the list was Hicham, a nurse from Beni Mellal, who now worked in the mountains around Azilal, three hours by coach from Marrakesh.To my surprise, he responded to my greetings by asking where I was in Marrakesh and then precisely which café I was sat at.

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