Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices (BOK)

Professor Badouin Dupret

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An exploration into the ways in which ethnography can create a greater understanding of Islam in particular social contexts This comparative approach to the various uses of the ethnographic method in research about Islam in anthropology and other social sciences is particularly relevant in the current climate. Political discourses and stereotypical media portrayals of Islam as a monolithic civilisation have prevented the emergence of cultural pluralism and individual freedom. Such discourses are countered by the contributors who show the diversity and plurality of Muslim societies and promote a reflection on how the ethnographic method allows the description, representation and analysis of the social and cultural complexity of Muslim societies in the discourse of anthropology. Key Features * shows the benefit of using ethnography as a method to engage with and relate to specific empirical realities * includes case studies on rituals and symbols in Syria, Tunisia, Damascus, Algeria, Britain, Pakistan, Brazil and Lebanon * covers practices such as veiling, students' religious practices, charitable activities, law, and scholarship in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Yemen


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Professor Badouin Dupret
ISBN 9780748645503
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Dr Thomas Pierret, Professor Kathryn Spellman-Poots, Professor Paulo G. Pinto Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Islamic studies