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Islam and social change in French West Africa : history of an emancipatory community

Author: Sean Hanretta
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: African studies series, 110.
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Exploring the history and religious community of a group of Muslim Sufi mystics who came largely from socially marginal backgrounds in colonial French West Africa, this study shows the relationship between religious, social, and economic change in the region. It highlights the role that intellectuals - including not only elite men, but also women, slaves, and the poor - played in shaping social and cultural change  Read more...
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Hanretta, Sean, 1972-
Islam and social change in French West Africa.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008043636
Named Person: Yacouba Sylla; Yacouba Sylla
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Hanretta
ISBN: 9780511514357 0511514352 9780511517891 0511517890 9780511576157 0511576153 0511516657 9780511516658
OCLC Number: 647766537
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 311 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction ----
Part One. "The Suffering of Our Father": Story and Context. 1. Sufism and Status in the Western Sudan ---
2. Making a Revival: Yacouba Sylla and His Followers ---
3. Making a Community: The "Yacoubists" from 1930 to 2001 ----
Part Two. "I Will Prove to You That What I Say Is True": Knowledge and Colonial Rule. 4. Ghosts and the Grain of the Archives ---
5. History in the Zawiya: Redemptive Traditions ----
Part Three. "What Did He Give You?": Interpretation. 6. Lost Origins: Women and Spiritual Equality ---
7. The Spiritual Economy of Emancipation ---
8. The Gift of Work: Devotion, Hierarchy, and Labor ---
9. "To Never Shed Blood": Yacouba, Houphouet, and Côte d'Ivoire ----
Conclusions.
Series Title: African studies series, 110.
Responsibility: Sean Hanretta.

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