New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity

New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity

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ISBN-13: 9781349373765
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/13/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author


MAMADOU DIOUFis Professor of History and of AfroAmerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.
MARA A. LEICHTMANis Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Contributors ix

Glossary xiii

Acronyms of Muslim Movements and Political Parties xvii

Introduction: New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity Mamadou Diouf Mara A. Leichtman 1

Part 1 Histories, Ethnographies, and Pedagogies of Islam

1 The Longue Duree of Quran Schooling, Society, and State in Senegambia Rudolph T. Ware, III 21

2 The Shifting Space of Senegalese Mosques Cleo Cantone 51

3 Murid Modernity: Historical Perceptions of Islamic Reform, Sufism, and Colonization John Glover 71

Part 2 Conversion and Spiritual Translations

4 The Greater Jihad and Conversion: Sereer Interpretations of Sufi Islam in Senegal James Searing 91

5 The Authentication of a Discursive Islam: Shi'a Alternatives to Sufi Orders Mara A. Leichtman 111

6 Searching for God: Young Gambians' Conversion to the Tabligh Jama'at Marloes Janson 139

Part 3 Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality

7 Migration, Marriage, and Ethnicity: The Early Development of Islam in Precolonial Middle Casamance Aly Drame 169

8 Beyond Brotherhood: Gender, Religious Authority, and the Global Circuits of Senegalese Muridiyya Beth A. Buggenhagen 189

9 Jambaar or Jumbax-out? How Sunnite Women Negotiate Power and Belief in Orthodox Islamic Femininity Erin Augis 211

Part 4 Modernity, Politics, and Dialectics

10 Dialectics of Religion and Politics in Senegal Roman Loimeier 237

11 Islam, Protest, and Citizen Mobilization: New Sufi Movements Fabienne Samson 257

Index 273

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