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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)

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Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi'I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

In this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety have been debated, contested, and reformulated.

Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity. By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by "everyday Islamists," this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.

Synopsis:

"A remarkable book that opens new vistas on Shi'I Islam and offers the reader a richly textured and insight-filled excursion into a contemporary Shi'I community. It will become the source on contemporary Shi'ism in Lebanon."--A. R. Norton, Boston University

"Well-written, timely, original and extremely interesting. This book is at the cutting edge of scholarship on Muslim communities, particularly with respect to Shi'i Muslim women."--Nadje S. Al-Ali, University of Exeter

Synopsis:

Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi'I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

In this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety have been debated, contested, and reformulated.

Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity. By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by "everyday Islamists," this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Note on Language xi

Part One: Encounters, Approaches, Spaces, Moments

Introduction: Pious and/as/is Modern 3

Chapter One: Al-Dahiyya: Sight, Sound, Season 42

Chapter Two: From Marginalization to Institutionalization 67

Part Two: Living an Enchanted Modern

Chapter Three: The Visibility of Religion in Daily Life 99

Chapter Four: Ashura: Authentication and Sacrifice 129

Chapter Five: Community Commitment 165

Chapter Six: Public Piety as Women's Jihad 204

Chapter Seven: The Pious Modern Ideal and Its Gaps 220

Glossary 233

References 235

Index 251

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691124216
Author:
Deeb, Lara
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women in islam
Subject:
Islam - Shiism
Subject:
Islam and politics
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Islam - Shi'a
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Shiites - Lebanon - Beirut
Subject:
Islam and politics - Lebanon - Beirut
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 halftones.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "A remarkable book that opens new vistas on Shi'I Islam and offers the reader a richly textured and insight-filled excursion into a contemporary Shi'I community. It will become the source on contemporary Shi'ism in Lebanon."--A. R. Norton, Boston University

"Well-written, timely, original and extremely interesting. This book is at the cutting edge of scholarship on Muslim communities, particularly with respect to Shi'i Muslim women."--Nadje S. Al-Ali, University of Exeter

"Synopsis" by , Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi'I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

In this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety have been debated, contested, and reformulated.

Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity. By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by "everyday Islamists," this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.

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