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The culture of Islam : changing aspects of contemporary Muslim life

Author: Lawrence Rosen
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Having worked for several decades in North Africa, anthropologist Lawrence Rosen is uniquely placed to ask what factors contribute to the continuity and changes characterizing the present-day Muslim  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Rosen
ISBN: 0226726134 9780226726137 0226726150 9780226726151
OCLC Number: 474016025
Description: xvii, 230 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Ambivalent culture --
The circle of beneficence : narrating coherence in a world of corruption --
Ambivalence towards power : approaches to authority in postcolonial Morocco --
What is a tribe, and why does it matter?. Constructing institutions in a political culture of personalism --
Memory worlds, plausible worlds --
Contesting sainthood --
Memory in Morocco --
Have the Arabs changed their mind?. Shifting concepts, Discerning change --
Marriage stories : crossing the boundaries of nation, gender, and law --
Euro-Islam --
Never in doubt : Salman Rushdie's deeper challenge to Islam.
Responsibility: Lawrence Rosen.

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"At a time when writers and commentators are discussing Islam so freely and often superficially, the need for a measured and accessible analysis of Islam is great. Lawrence Rosen's The Culture of Read more...

 
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