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

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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. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi'I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious. In this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines ...

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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon
2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691124216

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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon
2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691124209

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