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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

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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