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New perspectives on Islam in Senegal : conversion, migration, wealth, power, and femininity /
edited by Mamadou Diouf and Mara A. Leichtman.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xvi, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0230606482, 9780230606487
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230606482
9780230606487
catalogue key
6941907
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mamadou Diouf is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies in the Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and History departments and Director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University in New York Mara A. Leichtman is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University
Summaries
Main Description
Drawing together contributions from history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and religious studies, this collection of original essays interrogates the new structures and conditions of Islam in Senegal, locally and globally. This volume represents a break from the established literature on "Senegalese Islam," and brings fresh perspectives, alternative methodologies, and provocative theories on transnational Islam, religious conversion, revisionist histories, and patterns of conspicuous consumption in relation to gender and Islam. Chapters highlight discourses and practices in the context of broadly defined sites: conversion, education, politics and economics, sexuality, popular culture and architecture, and their impact on the multiple and changing articulations of Muslim identities. Book jacket.
Main Description
This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal.
Main Description
Drawing together contributions from history, anthropology, sociology, political science and religious studies, this collection of original essays interrogates the new structures and conditions of Islam in Senegal, locally and globally. This volume represents a break from the established literature on 'Senegalese Islam,' and brings fresh perspectives, alternative methodologies and provocative theories on transnational Islam, religious conversion, revisionist histories, and patterns of conspicuous consumption in relation to gender and Islam. Chapters highlight discourses and practices in the context of broadly defined sites: conversion, education, politics and economics, sexuality, popular culture and their impact on the multiple and changing articulations of Muslim identities.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of eduction, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal.
Main Description
Drawing together contributions from history, anthropology, sociology, political science and religious studies, this collection of original essays interrogates the new structures and conditions of Islam in Senegal, locally and globally. This volume represents a break from the established literature on "Senegalese Islam," and brings fresh perspectives, alternative methodologies and provocative theories on transnational Islam, religious conversion, revisionist histories, and patterns of conspicuous consumption in relation to gender and Islam. Chapters highlight discourses and practices in the context of broadly defined sites: conversion, education, politics and economics, sexuality, popular culture and their impact on the multiple and changing articulations of Muslim identities.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Glossaryp. xiii
Acronyms of Muslim Movements and Political Partiesp. xvii
Introduction: New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininityp. 1
Histories, Ethnographies, and Pedagogies of Islam
The Longue Duree of Quran Schooling, Society, and State in Senegambiap. 21
The Shifting Space of Senegalese Mosquesp. 51
Murid Modernity: Historical Perceptions of Islamic Reform, Sufism, and Colonizationp. 71
Conversion and Spiritual Translations
The Greater Jihad and Conversion: Sereer Interpretations of Sufi Islam in Senegalp. 91
The Authentication of a Discursive Islam: Shi'a Alternatives to Sufi Ordersp. 111
Searching for God: Young Gambians' Conversion to the Tabligh Jama'atp. 139
Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality
Migration, Marriage, and Ethnicity: The Early Development of Islam in Precolonial Middle Casamancep. 169
Beyond Brotherhood: Gender, Religious Authority, and the Global Circuits of Senegalese Muridiyyap. 189
Jambaar or Jumbax-out? How Sunnite Women Negotiate Power and Belief in Orthodox Islamic Femininityp. 211
Modernity, Politics, and Dialectics
Dialectics of Religion and Politics in Senegalp. 237
Islam, Protest, and Citizen Mobilization: New Sufi Movementsp. 257
Indexp. 273
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