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Islam and the Prayer Economy : BG and Authority in a Malian Town

Author: Benjamin Soares
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when so-called fundamentalism has become the privileged analytical frame for understanding Muslim societies past and present, this study offers an alternative perspective on Islam.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Soares
ISBN: 9781474472753 1474472753
OCLC Number: 1201199619
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Oct 2020).
Description: 1 online resource : PDF file(s).
Contents: CONTENTS; Illustrations (Maps, Photos)ii; Acknowledgements iii; Notes on Orthography and Translation v; List of Abbreviations vi; Glossary vii; Introduction; Part I History; Islam and Authority before the Colonial Period; Colonialism and After; Saints and Sufi Orders I - the Hamawiyya; Saints and Sufi Orders II - the Tijaniyya; Part II Authority; The Esoteric Sciences; The Prayer Economy; 'Reform'; The Public Sphere and the Postcolony; Conclusion: The Market, the Public, and Islam; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Islam & the Prayer Economy
Responsibility: Benjamin Soares.

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At a time when so-called fundamentalism has become the privileged analytical frame for understanding Muslim societies past and present, this study offers an alternative perspective on Islam.  Read more...

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Benjamin Soares's study of changing and contested notions of authority and discourses on proper Muslim practice in Nioro du Sahel, Mali, offers an important contribution to the anthropology of Islam Read more...

 
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