Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

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"Café culture has been an integral part of life in the Middle East for centuries, but Deeb and Harb present it as a lens through which to understand the shifting morality of the people of southern Lebanon. This is an important and fascinating study that will be read and discussed for years to come."—Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

"Through the mapping of an emergent café culture that signals and feeds new desires ...

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Overview

"Café culture has been an integral part of life in the Middle East for centuries, but Deeb and Harb present it as a lens through which to understand the shifting morality of the people of southern Lebanon. This is an important and fascinating study that will be read and discussed for years to come."—Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

"Through the mapping of an emergent café culture that signals and feeds new desires for sociability and public leisure by 'more or less pious' youth, this engaging and nonjudgmental book guides us through the surprisingly complex moral rubrics and creative religious interpretations of a new generation in the Shi'a neighborhood of South Beirut. In marvelous detail, we learn how young men and women, and those who seek their business, are refiguring their neighborhood, social relations, and the whole city of Beirut, where class, sect, and geography are tightly interwoven."—Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University and author of Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

"This well-argued and well-organized book will greatly interest all those working on the subject of the contemporary Middle East, in particular Beirut and Lebanon. The authors challenge the view that the southern suburb of Dahiya is closely linked to Hezbollah and they introduce a number of theories to better understand the new forms of leisure that have surfaced in Dahiya during the last decade."—Jørgen Bk Simonsen, University of Copenhagen

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"This outstanding ethnography of contemporary urban Middle Eastern life focuses on Hezbollah young adults, about whom people are generally misinformed, an effort of critical value to scholars of religion and politics as well as anthropologists. . . . The authors brilliantly illustrate the variety and complexity of moral choice, ethnic insularity, and worldliness with respect to other neighborhoods and populations."—Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691153667
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/27/2013
  • Series: Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 740,860
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lara Deeb is associate professor of anthropology at Scripps College and the author of "An Enchanted Modern" (Princeton). Mona Harb is associate professor of urban studies and politics at the American University of Beirut and the author of "Le Hezbollah à Beyrouth".

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vii
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Note on Language xiii
Introduction: Exploring Leisure, Morality, and Geography in South Beirut 1
1 New Leisure in South Beirut 35
2 Producing Islamic Fun: Hizbullah, Fadlallah, and the Entrepreneurs 66
3 Mapping Leisure and Café Styles 102
4 Flexible Morality, Respectful Choices, Smaller Transgressions 135
5 Comforting Territory, New Urban Experiences, and the Moral City 176
6 Good Taste, Leisure's Moral Spaces, and Sociopolitical Change in Lebanon 208
Appendix: Quoted Figures and Characters 223
Notes 227
Glossary 261
References 263
Index 277

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