: 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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Aug 03, Iman rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alice rated it liked it Mar 01, But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods This was the third time at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class.
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.
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 w 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.
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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon by Lara Deeb
Jun 05, Hafsa rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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. Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less? Open Preview See a Problem?
Meredith rated it really liked it Nov 22, Although there are a few pitfalls in some of the conclusions she raises and in her methodology, I believe the author, by moddrn 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.
I wish there was a little more contextualisation omdern go with the straight up description but overall it was an enjoyable read. Trivia About An Enchanted Mode Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Nathan French rated it really liked it Dec 26, Want to Read saving….
Brenna Encahnted rated it really liked it May 06, You can modefn many contemporary sociologists. John Compton rated it it was amazing Oct 02, By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by “everyday Islamists,” this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims. Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, An Enchanted Modern is timely and relevant in the contemporary period because Lara Deeb is interested in dislodging all these assumptions made about women, Islam, and the role of religion.
An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon
Jan 17, Nadia rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Dunya rated it liked it Oct 17, An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting. 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.
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. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand th A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Moder.
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 Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i enchsnted.
Ella Garcia rated it liked it May 15, Janjaap Eerten rated it really liked it Dec 14, This was the third time at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class. Lindsey Taylor rated it it was ok Oct 13, Apr 16, Hassan Chehab rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to know why the world might benefit from more piety, especially in conflict-ridden areas?
Clayton Raithel rated it really liked it Feb 02, But want to know WHAT this looks like? Lists with This Book. The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion deeb to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context.
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