Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
Globalization has touched Morocco through the historical process of colonization. Though the colonizer has left, a relationship remains and Morocco like many other countries is far too entangled in the global system of economics and politics to withdrawal. The restructuring of urban spaces and the preservation of cultural and historical sites have contributed to the country’s economic dependence on and the expansion of the tourist industry at the expense of local communities and certain industries. Culture has become a commodity that is profitable and thus countries besides Morocco continue to present an inauthentic and static experience for visitors that perpetuates stereotypes.
Gnedash, Christina, "Colonial Legacies in Morocco’s Urban Spaces: Policies of Modernization and Preservation" (2018). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 321.