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Morality at the margins : youth, language, and Islam in coastal Kenya

Author: Sarah Hillewaert
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to be young, modern, and Muslim? Documenting everyday life in Lamu (Kenya), this book explores the mundane practices of behavior and speech that create moral personhood. In  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Hillewaert
ISBN: 9780823286508 0823286509 9780823286515 0823286517
OCLC Number: 1130283904
Description: xxi, 302 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface | ixIntroduction | 1Interlude 1: Mila Yetu Hufujika (Our Traditions Are Being Destroyed), by Mahmoud Ahmed Abdulkadir | 411. "This Is Lamu": Belonging, Morality, and Materiality | 462. Dialects of Morality | 76Interlude 2: kiSwahili, by Mahmoud Ahmed Abdulkadir | 1143. "Youth" as a Discursive Construct | 1214. Reframing Morality through Youthful Voices | 153Interlude 3: Tupijeni Makamama (Let's Embrace), by Mahmoud Ahmed Abdulkadir | 1875. Senses of Morality and Morality of the Senses | 191Epilogue | 233Appendix: Note on Language | 247Acknowledgments | 257Notes | 261Bibliography | 271Index | 293
Responsibility: Sarah Hillewaert.

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Hillewaert's book furnishes a wonderfully detailed and clear ethnographic and linguistic analysis of a town society long of interest to scholars but sorely in need of updated scholarly work.The Read more...

 
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