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LARA DEEB AN ENCHANTED MODERN PDF

: An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon ( Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) (): Lara Deeb: Books. Lara Deeb. An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, ix + pp. $ (paper), ISBN. Title, An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon / Lara Deeb. Author, Deeb, Lara, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting. This was the third time at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Modernn to Islam class.

A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut.

An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon by Lara Deeb

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Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand.

An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Although there are a few pitfalls in some of the conclusions she raises and in her methodology, I believe the author, by engaging her theoretical analyses with practical examples from her interviews and experiences with the women of Al-Dahiyya, does an excellent job in defending her thesis. Apr 03, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct ddeeb, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya.

An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Excellent ethnography of the Shi’i in Beruit. This was a really solid study though at times it enchqnted me way more detail about practice than I would ever need as someone not writing an anthropology paper.

Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked it Recommended deen Gwen by: Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, Trivia About An Enchanted Mode Jan 17, Nadia enchantwd it liked it Shelves: The book is very timely as it was published in the year and adds a different perspective to the academic discourses regarding religion and modernity in public life.

Sara rated it really liked it Dec 29, Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, Jan 26, Bill DeGenaro rated it really liked it. Falls a little short theoretically, but well worth the read. John Compton rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Shi’i faith, Islam’s relationship to politics, Lebanese life, or more broadly how religion plays a role in public life.

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An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon

It should especially be of interest to those studying the Hizb’allah movement, women in Shi’i Islam, or the meeting point between Shi’i Islam and modernity. She describes the pious Shi’a women who are re-building their communities, even as decades of poverty, militant activity, and international invasion has rent them apart.

Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, If one wants to emchanted to know how daily ,ara is in the Hizbollah-dominated areas of Beirut this is the book to read.

Open Preview See a Problem? The first is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible.

Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Roba Salibi rated it really liked it Nov 15, In this depiction of a Shi’I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety have been debated, contested, and reformulated. To ask other readers questions about An Enchanted Modernplease sign up.

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