Agrawli’s Blog

June 30, 2009

THE MEDITERRANEAN. INDIGENOUS UPRAISING..

Filed under: 1 — Sabri @ 9:48 pm

 All myths, that is, have their grounding in the actual generalized experience of ancient people, and represent their attempts to impose a satisfactory, graspable, and humanizing shape on it. That shape, argues Mouloud Mammeri, springs from the human mind itself, and it becomes the shape of the world that that mind perceives as ‘natural’, ‘given’ or ‘true’. Mammeri is very aware of ‘the idea’ ; [ que toute production doive témoigner De la soif de liberté du peuple] . Herby, the images of revolt and flying-off fetch us a better answer. We fight against disindigenisation. We come up in the world. In fact, no hedges or ditches or any kind of edge can cease the flow of the indigenous iternity. ‘Timmuzgha’ in the case.

Timmuzgha, the ancestral values to be designed to be part of the co-existent Mediterranean, expressed in a no doubt abbreviated form in the previous Med, 1/3. But the substantialist mode of thinking is perhaps most unrestrained when it comes to the search for certain ‘explanatory factors’ tend towards concinnity and concomitancy, and sure towards ‘the cosmopolitan’. In fact, all [values] are human-centred or driven by human interests, and therefore ‘indigenous in various respects’ .

Here is the definition of indigenous peoples, clearly emphasizing the original occupancy as opposed to recent settlers, is as follow:

Indigenous communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of societies now prevailing in those territories, or part of them. They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions and legal systems”. (Barume2000:33)

The quotation above brighten the notion of indigenous peoples in this manner; that being indigenous would largely be attributed to span of one’s memory and one’s interpretation of the concept of ancient times.

The lords in the Mediterranean area of the middle age were clever and wiser. They invented ‘FRANKISH TONGUE’. A common language that permit routine communication between groups and continents.

So, I would like to ask this question. What lies beneath the Mediterranean?.

References and notes:
1 – Nadjia, LACETE -TIGZIRI. Relecture de La Colline oubliée de Mouloud Mammeri. University of Paris XIII, 1998.
2 – Semali, Ladislaus M. and Joe L. Kincheloe (Eds.). 1999. What is indigenous knowledge? Voices from the academy. New York and London. Falmer press.
3 – The quotation in this article is included in Semali & Ladislaus’s What is indigenous knowledge? Voices from the academy. 1999.

Sabri EL HAMMAOUI
Rif
Morocco

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