Islam and the Prayer Economy
History and Authority in a Malian Town
By (author) Benjamin F. Soares
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Islam and the Prayer Economy by Benjamin F. Soares
Book DescriptionAt a time when so-called fundamentalism has become the privileged analytical frame for understanding Muslim societies past and present, this study offers an alternative perspective on 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 ethnography, archival research, and written sources, Soares provides a richly detailed discussion of Sufism, Islamic reform, and other contemporary ways of being Muslim in Mali and offers an original analytical perspective for understanding changes in the practice of Islam more generally.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748622856
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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 an alternative perspective on Islam.
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Author Biography - Benjamin F. Soares
Benjamin F. Soares is Senior Researcher, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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