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Riassunto: Fuad Khuri touches upon the Druze religion and how it plays a part on the lives of its adherents. Khuri describes the strong in-group feeling within the Druze, even in immigrant populations, and their deep attachment to ethnicity and unbending solidarity, always standing firmly by the power elite in times of crisis. The Druze learn their culture and associated rituals as connected with the cycle of life. 'He or she is always under the watchful eye of the community from birth until death and, then, rebirth'.
In attempting to achieve divine manifestation, the Druze have developed not only a unique style of worship, but also a unique style of living and speaking, continuously practicing self-discipline, austerity and a strict behavioral code.
Solidarity among the Druze is displayed through their strong belief in reincarnation and in the moderating role played by the religious sheikhs in conflict resolution. This feeling of brotherhood through reincarnation cements social relationships between people and creates equality within the community. Land to the Druze is a marker of identity: 'in order to protect your honor, you must have land and, in order to protect your land, you must have religion'.
About the Author: Fuad I. Khuri (1935-2003)
Professor Khuri is a distinguished Lebanese socio-cultural anthropologist who taught, researched and wrote extensively in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern culture. He held appointments at the University of Chicago and the University of Oregon, and was a tenured Professor of Social Anthropology at the American University of Beirut. In addition, he has lectured at the universities of Harvard and Georgetown in the USA, London School of Economics, and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK Hat many others in the USA, Europe and the Arab world.
Khuri has published 18 books and 40 articles, covering topics such as social change, the organization of religion, tribal and peasant societies, the ideology of games and of the human body. His books, based on field research in the Arab world include From Village to Suburb: Order and Change in Greater Beirut (1975) and Tribe and State in Bahrain (1980) both published by the University of Chicago Press; Imams and Emires: State and Sect in Islam (1990) published originally in Arabic (1988), and translated into English and Spanish (2000); Tents and Pyramids: Games and Ideology in Arab Culture from Backgammon to Autocratic Rule (1991) and The Body in Islamic Culture (2001) on how the image of the human body influences religious and social attitudes. These last three were published by Saqi Books, London. His Lucid style and culture-oriented genius have earned him world-wide respect.
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Descrizione libro Druze Heritage Foundation, 2004. Soft cover. Condizione libro: As New. As new copy. Codice libro della libreria 010980
Descrizione libro Druze Heritage Foundation, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021904850014
Descrizione libro Druze Heritage Foundation, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111904850014