Khalid MOUNA


Moulay Ismail University

Khalid MOUNA

Octobre à Décembre 2020


Khalid Mouna is an anthropologist, professor at Moulay Ismail University of Meknes. He is professor at the Master “Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM)” at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice, and has been a Visiting Professor for the IISMM Chair at EHESS Paris, and at the University Paul Valery Montpellier III, and Porto University etc. He is a member of the scientific committee of the review Espace-Temps and the review FuoriLuog. His research publications focus on cannabis, social changes, migrations, and post-Arab Spring-social mobilization. He is the author of two books on the Rif region: Le bled du kif. Economy and power at the Ketama of Rif, Paris, Ibis Press, 2010 and Identity of the margin. Anthropological Approach of the Rif, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2018. He co-edited the book: Moroccan Lands. In the footsteps of researchers from here and elsewhere, La Croisée des Chemins, Casablanca, CJB / CNRS (Publication Award AUF) 2017. He has lead several international research programs, and is a member of many European research programs.

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"Junkies" in the city. Ethnography of consumption in Northern Morocco

The cities of northern Morocco, specifically Tangier, Tetouan and Nador, are caught up in a new dynamic of drug consumption, moving from cannabis as a socially accepted product to injectable and sniffed drug products. These new practices have created a real public health problem. Very present in squats and public spaces, junkies are stigmatized and live outside health care circuits, in a situation of social and economic precariousness. From a dynamic perspective, this work seeks to capture the path of junkies, and to observe the complex process of drug use punctuated by various places and modes of consumption: snorting, injecting, smoking, etc. This research aims at understanding the daily rhythms and habits of this type of user, by linking their relationships with drugs and their ways of using, whether privately or in the public space.