Islam in Tribal Societies: From the Atlas to the Indus [NOOK Book]

Overview

A lively debate is currently being conducted in the social sciences around the concepts of "tribe", "segmentary societies" and "Islam in society". This wide-ranging collection by thirteen distinguished anthropologists contributes to the debate by examining various segmentary Islamic tribal societies from Morocco to Pakistan.

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Islam in Tribal Societies: From the Atlas to the Indus

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Overview

A lively debate is currently being conducted in the social sciences around the concepts of "tribe", "segmentary societies" and "Islam in society". This wide-ranging collection by thirteen distinguished anthropologists contributes to the debate by examining various segmentary Islamic tribal societies from Morocco to Pakistan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134565344
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction Akbar S. Ahmed Ahmed, Akbar S. David M. Hart Hart, David M. 1

1 Doctor and saint Ernest Gellner Gellner, Ernest 21

2 Arbitration as a political institution: an interpretation of the status of monarchy in Morocco Magali Morsy Morsy, Magali 39

3 Segmentary systems and the role of 'five fifths' in tribal Morocco David M. Hart Hart, David M. 66

4 Cultural resistance and religious legitimacy in colonial Algeria Fanny Colonna Colonna, Fanny 106

5 Sufism in Somaliland : a study in tribal Islam I. M. Lewis Lewis, I. M. 127

6 Alliance and descent in the Middle East and the 'problem' of patrilateral parallel cousin marriage Donald P. Cole Cole, Donald P. 169

7 The paucity of ritual among Middle Eastern pastoralists Emrys Peters Peters, Emrys 187

8 Honour groups in traditional Turkmenian society V. N. Basilov Basilov, V. N. 220

9 Holier than thou: Islam in three tribal societies Richard Tapper Tapper, Richard 244

10 Tribal warfare in Afghanistan and Pakistan: a reflection of the segmentary lineage system Louis Dupree Dupree, Louis 266

11 Religiosity, values and economic change among Sheikhanzai nomads Bahram Tavakolian Tavakolian, Bahram 287

12 Feuding with the spirit among the Zikri Baluch: the saint as champion of the despised Stephen L. Pastner Pastner, Stephen L. 302

13 Religious presence and symbolism in Pukhtun society Akbar S. Ahmed Ahmed, Akbar S. 310

Index 333

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