By Lara Deeb
Based on years of ethnographic study within the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity aren't in basic terms appropriate, yet really pass hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic group articulates how an alternate modernity, and in particular an enchanted modernity, should be developed via Shi'I Muslims who examine themselves concurrently deeply sleek, cosmopolitan, and pious.
during this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim group in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways in which person and collective expressions and understandings of piety were debated, contested, and reformulated.
ladies take middle level during this technique, as a result of their visibility either in the neighborhood, and relating to Western rules that hyperlink the prestige of ladies to modernity. through emphasizing the methods notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and formed via "everyday Islamists," this ebook underscores the inseparability of piety and politics within the lives of pious Muslims.
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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) by Lara Deeb