Prayer in the City: The Making of Muslim Sacred Places and Urban Life

Prayer in the City: The Making of Muslim Sacred Places and Urban Life

by Patrick A. Desplat
     
 

This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines, and public spaces in urban contexts as a window into the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as "sacred." Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material, and

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This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines, and public spaces in urban contexts as a window into the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as "sacred." Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material, and sensuous practices and urban everyday experience. Drawing on a range of analytical perspectives, the contributions examine spatial practices in Muslim societies from an interdisciplinary perspective, an approach which has been widely neglected both in Islamic studies and social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783837619454
Publisher:
Transcript Verlag
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
320
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Patrick A. Desplat is lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology in Cologne.

Dorothea E. Schulz is professor of social anthropology at the University of Cologne.

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