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

Soares, Benjamin F.

Editore: University of Michigan Press, 2005
ISBN 10: 047206925X / ISBN 13: 9780472069255
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Titolo: Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and ...

Casa editrice: University of Michigan Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2005

Legatura: Soft cover

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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 another way of looking at Islam. In an innovative combination of anthropology, history, and social theory, Benjamin Soares explores Islam and Muslim practice in an important Islamic religious centre in West Africa from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Drawing on extensive ethnography, archival research, and written sources, he provides a richly detailed discussion of Muslim religious practice—Sufism, Islamic reform, and other contemporary ways of being Muslim in western Mali and more broadly in the country.

This book provides a major contribution to the study of Islam in Africa and will be welcomed by scholars and students in history, religion, and the social sciences, particularly those interested in anthropology, Islam, colonialism and the public sphere.

L'autore: Benjamin F. Soares is Senior Researcher, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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