Recognizing Islam: Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East / Edition 2

Recognizing Islam: Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East / Edition 2

by Michael Gilsenan
     
 

Recent crises in the Middle East have flooded the media with sensationalist and inaccurate portraits of Islam. This revised edition of Gilsenan's classic work shows that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices which are woven into daily existence in complex and sometimes almost invisible ways. Gilsenan explores a variety of social worlds all claiming

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Overview

Recent crises in the Middle East have flooded the media with sensationalist and inaccurate portraits of Islam. This revised edition of Gilsenan's classic work shows that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices which are woven into daily existence in complex and sometimes almost invisible ways. Gilsenan explores a variety of social worlds all claiming Islamic affiliation: the feudal aristocracy of northern Lebanon, the working class Sufi brotherhoods of Egypt, and the new bourgeoisies of Algeria and Morocco.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860644092
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

The Men of Learning and Authority
• The Community of Suffering and the World Reversed
• The Operations of Grace
• Miracles and Worldly Power
• Sheikhs and the Inner Secrets
• Forms of Islam in North Africa
• Forming and Transforming Space
• The Scared in the City
• Forms of Islam in North Africa
• Islamic Signs and Interrogations

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