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MoroccoMasculinities SIGNED

Masculinities, Youth and Violence in the Moroccan Underclass: Young Men and Their Future Selves.

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-05-01   to  2019-10-24


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK (EDINBURGH) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

Male juvenile delinquency as represented by self-styled tcharmils has been the focus of a moral panic in Morocco over the last years. The tcharmil subculture has gained visibility through a social-media propagated aesthetic that turns the stigma of social disqualification into a source of pride by extolling assertive masculinity, violence, and the transgression of social and religious norms. By adopting consumerist values that overlap with those of more privileged classes, and by frequenting the latter’s urban spaces of leisure, the tcharmil blur social boundaries. The resulting anxieties among the privileged has resulted in public campaigns and police crackdown. MoroccoMasculinities examines the construction of the masculinities of disadvantaged young men in order to understand how gender, class, space and ethnicity intersect in juvenile moral and cultural formations in today’s Morocco. On the one hand, studying the tcharmil subculture reveals how juvenile subjectivities are reshaped by the combined effect of urbanisation, the new media, and state policies interlinked with global systems of regulation such as neo-liberal reforms, restrictions on migratory movements, and the intensification of the struggle against the hashish economy. On the other hand, the study of state reactions to the same subculture allows to highlight changing patterns of criminalisation: the unprecedented emphasis on male delinquency possibly reflects a strategy of discursive de-politicisation of the threats to an established order faced with the challenges of the Arab Spring and its aftermaths.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Mériam Cheikh
Scandales et ductilité des normes au Maroc: le cas de la prostitution vu par-delà les marges
published pages: 51-62, ISSN: , DOI:
Transgresser au Maghreb. La normalité et ses dépassements 2018 2019-10-30
2020 Mériam Cheikh
The Intimate life of the disenfranchized and criminalized Moroccan working-class youth
published pages: , ISSN: 0018-1005, DOI:
Hespéris-Tamuda 2020 (forthcoming) 2019-10-29
2019 Mériam Cheikh, Lidia Peralta-García
Representación moralista y compasiva de la prostitución en el cine marroquí: el caso de Casablanca by Night versus Much Loved
published pages: 179-192, ISSN: 1989-872X, DOI: 10.14198/medcom2019.10.2.9
Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación 10/2 2019-10-29
2018 Mériam Cheikh
La prostitution postcoloniale au Maroc
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Sexe, Race et Colonies 2018 2019-10-29
2018 Mériam Cheikh
De l’amour tarifé au don d’amour
published pages: 51, ISSN: 0995-7367, DOI: 10.3917/migra.173.0051
Migrations Société N° 173/3 2019-10-29
2020 Mériam Cheikh
The formation of youthful subjectivities through sex work in Tangier (Morocco)
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Constructing and Subverting Sexual Norms: Power and Desire in Arab and Islamic Societies 2020 forthcoming 2019-10-29
2020 Mériam Cheikh
Culture juvénile, culture criminelle : le tcharmil entre style, illégalité et protestation
published pages: , ISSN: 0378-7931, DOI:
Déviance et Société 2020 (forthcoming) 2019-10-29
2017 Mériam Cheikh
De l’ordre moral à l’ordre social. L’application des lois pénalisant la sexualité prémaritale selon des lignes de classe
published pages: 49-67, ISSN: 1952-8108, DOI: 10.4000/anneemaghreb.3166
L\'Année du Maghreb 17 2019-10-29

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