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In Amma's healing room : gender and vernacular Islam in South India

Author: Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ethnographic study of a charismatic Muslim woman healer whose practice crosses gender and religious boundaries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter.
In Amma's healing room.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005019837
(OCoLC)61162048
Print version:
Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter.
In Amma's healing room.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)867052124
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
ISBN: 9780253112019 025311201X
OCLC Number: 86068896
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Georgia Author of the Year - nonfiction/biography category.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 294 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Called to Amma's Courtyard; 1. Setting the Stage: The Healing Room, Its Actors, and Its Rhythms; 2. The Healing System; 3. Patient Narratives in the Healing Room; 4. Negotiating Gender in the Healing Room; 5. Religious Identities at the Crossroads; 6. Immersed in Remembrance and Song: Religious Identities, Authority, and Gender at the Sam?; Conclusion: Vernacular Islam Embedded in Relationships; Epilogue
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A study of the life and thought of a female Muslim spiritual healer in Hyderabad, South India. It describes Amma's practice as a form of vernacular Islam arising in a particular locality, one in  Read more...

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