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Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria Everyday Experiences of Youth, Faith, and Poverty

Author: Hannah Hoechner
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2018
Series: The International African Library, v. 54
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- Half title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures -- List of maps -- List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- Note on translation and anonymisation -- 1 Porridge, piety, and patience: Qur'anic schooling in northern Nigeria -- 2 Fair game for unfair accusations?: Discourses about Qur'anic students -- 3 'Secular schooling is schooling for the rich!': inequality and
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Hoechner
ISBN: 9781108694322 1108694322 9781108425292 1108425291
OCLC Number: 1039099195
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (294 Seiten)
Contents: List of figures; List of maps; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on translation and anonymization; 1. Porridge, piety, and patience: Qur'anic schooling in northern Nigeria; 2. Fair game for unfair accusations? Discourses about Qur'anic students; 3. 'Secular schooling is schooling for the rich!' Inequality and educational change in northern Nigeria; 4. Peasants, privations, and piousness: how boys become Qur'anic students; 5. Inequality at close range: domestic service for the better-off; 6. Concealment, asceticism, and cunning Americans: how to deal with being poor? 7. Mango medicine and morality: pursuing a respectable position within society; 8. Spiritual security services in an insecure setting: Kano's 'prayer economy'; 9. Roles, risks, and reproduction: what almajiri education implies for society and for the future; Glossary; Abbreviations; Annex: synopsis 'Duniya Juyi Juyi - How Life Goes'; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: The International African Library, v. 54

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An ethnographic study of Qur'anic schools in northern Nigeria that debunks stereotypes about such schools being recruitment grounds for Boko Haram and other violent groups. Drawing on extensive  Read more...

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