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Title:Kabylia in Transition
Author:Roberts, Hugh J.R.
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Geographic term:Algeria
Urbanization and Migration
Abstract:Viewed from the outside, Kabylia may seem a world apart, an enclave of Berber particularism, linguistically and culturally distinct from the rest of Algeria but, in itself, close-knit and homogeneous. A corollary of the 'particularist' emphasis is the assumption of homogeneity within Kabyle society. Looked at from the inside, however, it is its heterogeneity which is striking. This heterogeneity is not simply a matter of parochial idiosyncracies and traditional rivalries between the various districts, tribes and villages, although these still exist. Much more important is the fact that the pace of economic development and, with it, social change, has varied considerably from one area to another. The author gives an elucidation of the processes of change and the policies of the government of Algeria with regard to the region. Map, notes.