Exploring Muslim Contexts: Ethnographies of Islam

Editors: Dupret, Baudouin, Pierret, Thomas and Pinto, Paulo G., et.al.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-864550-3
Category: Religion & Theology - Islam
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Available
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Explores the impact of the ethnographic method on the representation of Islam in anthropology.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction Baudouin Dupret, Thomas Pierret, Paulo Pinto and Kathryn Spellman-Poots
  • 1. Black Magic, Divination and Remedial Reproductive Agency in Northern Pakistan EMMA VARLEY
  • 2. Preparing for the Hajj in Contemporary Tunisia: Between Religious and Administrative Ritual Katia Boissevain
  • 3. “There Used To Be Terrible Disbelief”: Mourning and Social Change in Northern Syria Katharina Lange
  • 4. Manifestations of Ashura among Young British Shi'is Kathryn Spellman-Poots
  • 5. The Ma'ruf: An Ethnography of Ritual (South Algeria) Yazid Ben Hounet
  • 6. The Sufi Ritual of the Darb al-Shish and the Ethnography of Religious Experience Paulo G. Pinto
  • 7. Preaching for Converts: Knowledge and Power in the Sunni Community in Rio de Janeiro Gisele Fonseca Chagas
  • 8. Worshipping the Martyr President: The Darih of Rafiq Hariri in Beirut Ward Vloeberghs
  • 9. Staging the Authority of the Ulama: The Celebration of the Mawlid in Urban Syria Thomas Pierret
  • 10. The Salafi and the Others: An Ethnography of Intracommunal Relations in French Islam Cédric Baylocq and Akila Drici-Bechikh
  • 11. Describing Religious Practices among University Students: A Case Study from the University of Jordan, Amman Daniele Cantini
  • 12. Referring to Islam in Mutual Teasing: Notes on an Encounter between Two Tanzanian Revivalists Sigurd D'hondt
  • 13 Salafis as Shaykhs: Othering the Pious in Cairo Aymon Kreil
  • 14 Ethics of Care, Politics of Solidarity: Islamic Charitable Organisations in Turkey Hilal Alkan-Zeybek
  • 15. Making Shari'a Alive: Court Practice under an Ethnographic Lens Susanne Dahlgren
  • 16. Referring to Islam as a Practice: Audiences, Relevancies and Language Games within the Egyptian Parliament Enrique Klaus and Baudouin Dupret
  • 17. Contesting Public Images of ‘Abd al-Halim Mahmud (1910-78): Who is an Authentic Scholar? Hatsuki Aishima
  • 18. Possessed of Documents: Hybrid Laws and Translated Texts in the Hadhrami Diaspora Michael Gilsenan
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